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Gallery Talk

Deep Cuts: Claire Bradley on Sigmar Polke

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Tucked away in the Floor 6 galleries, Sigmar Polke’s Untitled (2003) rewards those who spend time pondering its many layers. SFMOMA’s own Claire Bradley draws on her background in medieval and Renaissance art, and reflects on the imagery in this multifaceted work.

Bradley is the program associate for public talks and tours at SFMOMA, and teaches medieval art history at UC San Diego Extension. She received her MA in Italian Renaissance art history from Syracuse University, and worked as a teaching assistant and tour guide in Florence for three years. Her scholarly interests include the history of illusionistic art and the impact of medieval and renaissance imagery on contemporary visual culture.

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