Sigmar Polke at Leo Koenig New YorkJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011
One of the most hailed artists of post-WWII Europe, we have always been fascinated by Sigmar Polke's dark, historical, dreamlike street photography. Currently, his works from 1964—2000 are on exhibition at Leo Koenig Gallery in NYC.As the gallery notes, Polke's travels and experimentation allowed him to "create hallucinatory narratives, resembling an episode from a dream. Above all, the photographs reveal an overarching attitude towards imagery that obscures or shifts a central focus, emphasizes a delight in the unintentional, and infuses his pictorial language with an incandescent force." Sometimes, a skull just seems to fit.
Photoworks 1964 –2000
Through September 3, 2011
New York, New York