1 July 2015

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Christie’s London Post War And Contemporary Evening Sale Achieves £95,646,500

Christie’s Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction achieved £95,646,500 / $ 150,069,359 / €134,287,686, with sell-through rates of 87% by lot and 88% by value. Bidders from 34 countries across three continents showed great enthusiasm for works by some of the most exciting contemporary artists alongside classics of the category. The evening established records […]

29 June 2015

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David Hockney Criticises Gerhard Richter In A Second Scathing Attack

David Hockney has made it clear that his opinion of the work of Gerhard Richter is not going to change any time soon, and it seems that the great British artist really doesn’t like the work. Hockney delivered another attack regarding the work of the famous German painter in an interview printed in the July […]

30 November 2014

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Sigmar Polke: Comprehensive Works On Paper Exhibition Announced For London

An exhibition of early works on paper by Sigmar Polke, the largest and most comprehensive exhibition in London in just over a decade has been announced by the Michael Werner Gallery, London. The exhibition features nearly 100 works, many of which are being exhibited for the first time. Sigmar Polke is widely regarded as one […]

12 November 2014

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Two Sigmar Polke Works Saved From Liquidation

The state bank of Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia has decided against selling two Sigmar Polke works of art following a countrywide controversy over the deaccessioning of two Andy Warhol works of art – reported by Monopol. The German casino conglomerate Westspiel, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the bank, announced the decision to sell the pair […]

14 October 2014

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Polke Beats Richter In £46 Million Christie’s Sale

Sigmar Polke’s status had a further boost at Christie’s London on Monday; with the evening sale of the Essl Collection, the prices for the German artist’s work increased, with five works by Polke originally estimated at an aggregate price of £8 million, ended up selling for just over £16 million, bringing Polke closer to his […]

9 October 2014

Sigmar Polke – Alchemy, Anarchy, And The Drug-Fuelled Journey

Tate Modern presents Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010; this is the first exhibition to fully encompass the full range of materials with which the artist worked over a 47 year period of practice; and the exhibition is the first full retrospective of the late Polke’s career, bringing together paintings, films, sculptures, notebooks, slide projections and photocopies […]

10 September 2014

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Christie’s Announce Giants Of German Post-War Art Sale

Christie’s has announced the sale of 44 major Post-War works from The Essl Collection which will be sold in a landmark, stand-alone evening auction in London on Monday, 13 October 2014. The sale will be comprised of master works by many giants of German Post-War and Contemporary Art including Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, […]

16 June 2014

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Sigmar Polke Retrospective Exhibition Announced For Tate Modern In October

A retrospective exhibition of the work of Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) has been announced for this autumn at Tate Modern. Considered one of the most experimental artists of recent times. Alongside Gerhard Richter and Blinky Palermo, Polke was a key figure in the generation of German artists who first emerged in the 1960s.  Tate will present […]

14 April 2014

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Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke Two Giants Of Painting New London Exhibition

One of the most interesting exhibitions this spring will be presented at Christie’s in London. Polke/Richter-Richter/Polke, celebrates two giants of painting: Gerhard Richter (b.1932) and Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). The show brings together 65 works from 30 collections to create the artists’ first joint show in almost 50 years, since their now legendary 1966 exhibition at […]