Sigmar Polke; Klassenzimmer (Classroom); Offset Lithograph on Paper; 1995; Edition 62/75; Signed LR; Numbered LL.
Sigmar Polke (1941 - 2010) has constantly defied aesthetic boundaries in his work, extending the visual vocabularies of painting, photography, and printmaking through a mercurial working process. His investigations into the effects that can be achieved by embracing a vast range of materials, pictorial sources, and art practices have been highly influential to successive generations of artists. Within his wealth of material can also be found mystery—he is frequently called enigmatic, elliptical, obscure. For over forty years, he created a body of work that continues to provoke and entrance, marking a significant bridge between the twentieth century and the twenty-first. (via the Walker Art Center)