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Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 2003
Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 2003; oil and resin on fabric, 119 1/4 in. x 158 1/2 in. (302.9 cm x 402.59 cm); The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Estate of Sigmar Polke / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Untitled
Artist name
Sigmar Polke
Date created
2003
Classification
painting
Medium
oil and resin on fabric
Dimensions
119 1/4 in. x 158 1/2 in. (302.9 cm x 402.59 cm)
Credit
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Copyright
© Estate of Sigmar Polke / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/FC.735
Artwork status
On view on floor 6 as part of German Art After 1960

Essay

Illusion and Fantasy in Sigmar Polke’s Untitled (2003)

By Hannah Klemm, August 2016

Sigmar Polke’s Untitled (2003) depicts a scene of sorcery on a towering expanse of translucent fabric. Unearthing the original source of this ghostly image shines further light on Polke’s long interest in vision, perception, and the construction of illusion.


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