Teils diesseits, teils jenseits, Sigmar Polke
Sigmar Polke
Teils diesseits, teils jenseits
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Sigmar Polke

Teils diesseits, teils jenseits, 1977


Dimensions
180.0 x 90.0 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic on decorative fabric
Inventory Number
LG 93
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Deutschen Bundesbank since 2011
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Sigmar Polke resists the myth of the autonomously creative artist. He draws on extant pictures and printed textiles, which he then combines to unfold new complexes of meaning. In ‘Partly Here, Partly Hereafter’, the print pattern emphasises the vertical, which is countered horizontally by the painted clouds. The fabric suggests a domestic atmosphere, whereas the cartoon characters are borrowed from pop culture and organised in the classical order of the Last Judgement.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Teils diesseits, teils jenseits (Original Title)
Title Translation
Partly Here, Partly Hereafter
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Acrylic on decorative fabric
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet in der Mitte: Teils / DIESSEITS / teils / JENSEITS

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© The Estate Sigmar Polke, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Deutschen Bundesbank since 2011

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25F3 birds
  • 31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa)
Secondary
  • 41C323 glass, rummer
  • 41C3 laid table: table-ware, table-decoration, etc.
Associative
  • 11U Last Judgement

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02.12.2019