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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Sigmar Polke

Dates:  1941, 13 February - 2010, 10 June
Born:  Poland, Lower Silesia, Oels [now Olesnicka, Germany]
Died:  Germany, Cologne
Active:  Germany
 
  
German painter and photographer who traveled widely in the 1970s with a camera photographing the soft underbelly of society - here are the drinking bars of São Paolo in Brazil and dog fights in Afghanistan. The resulting images are contorted, creased, overlaid and blended in the printing process.

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• Naef, Weston 1995 The J. Paul Getty Museum - Handbook of the Photographic Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum) p.155 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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