Sigmar Polke. (Preview).
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART The Dallas Museum of Art is an art museum located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, USA along Woodall Rodgers Freeway between St. Paul and Harwood. History
The official Great European Painter designation may be contested by another German artist, but of his generation it's Sigmar Polke Sigmar Polke (born February 13 1941) is a German post-modern painter and photographer. Life and works
Polke was born in Oels in Lower Silesia. He fled with his family to Thuringia in 1945 during the Expulsions of Germans after World War II. who produces just about the only work of consequence to younger painters today. He's every bit the maverick he was in the '60s and '70s, serving up an irreverent ir·rev·er·ent
1. Lacking or exhibiting a lack of reverence; disrespectful.
2. Critical of what is generally accepted or respected; satirical: irreverent humor. mix of art history and pop detritus detritus /de·tri·tus/ (de-tri´tus) particulate matter produced by or remaining after the wearing away or disintegration of a substance or tissue.
n. pl. , thrilling visual distortion, and no short supply of comic/cosmic effects. This show, curated by Dallas's John R. Lane and Charles Wylie, should satisfy the always high level of curiosity about what Polke's been up to lately. Included are nearly fifty paintings and drawings from the past four years as well as a new series of monumental pictures based on printing mistakes. The catalogue promises a good dose of Polke source material. Expect to see it around. Nov. 16-Mar. 30.