German, born Poland
(Oels, Lower Silesia [now Olesnica, Poland], 1941 - 2010, Cologne, Germany)
The Spirits That Lend Strength Are Invisible V (Otter Creek)
silver leaf, Neolithic tools, and artificial resin on canvas
Not currently on view in the museum
118 1/8 in. x 157 1/2 in. (300.04 cm x 400.05 cm)
Purchase through a gift of Phyllis Wattis and a gift of Frances and John Bowes
© Sigmar Polke
abstract, yellow, brush strokes, brushwork
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