Weekend House
From the portfolio "Graphics of Capitalist Realism", Sigmar Polke
Sigmar Polke
Weekend House From the portfolio "Graphics of Capitalist Realism"
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Aus der Mappe: Grafik des kapitalistischen Realismus, Stolpe-Verlag, 1967.

Sigmar Polke

Weekend House From the portfolio "Graphics of Capitalist Realism", 1967


Blatt
595 x 840 mm
Physical Description
Silkscreen on paper
Inventory Number
DB008 D
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

‘Weekend House’ is the only silkscreen print in Sigmar Polke’s early work, and it serves as pertinent proof of his enthusiasm for the offset raster. Playing off motifs of the everyday and art against each other is key to his artistic strategy. ‘Weekend House’ is based on a greatly enlarged picture taken from the small ads and separated from the background. A splendid flower in red hues attracts the viewer’s attention and dominates the sheet, upstaging the fashionable bungalow – that is to say, the object for sale.

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Title
Weekend House From the portfolio "Graphics of Capitalist Realism"
Artist
Edition
80 + 40 AP
Period Produced
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Physical Description
Silkscreen on paper
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Unten links Blindprägung: stolpe; signiert und datiert mit Tusche in Schwarz unten rechts: S. Polke 67
Work Catalogues
  • Becker/von der Osten 2000, 5

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Picture Copyright
© The Estate Sigmar Polke, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

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23.03.2020