Sigmar Polke

Scissors

1982
Contemporary living room
Contemporary living room
Cosy living room
Cosy living room
Reading corner
Reading corner
Hallway
Hallway
Scandinavian kitchen
Scandinavian kitchen
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Traditional kitchen
Contemporary bedroom
Contemporary bedroom
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Rustic bedroom
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Contemporary living room
Contemporary living room
Cosy living room
Cosy living room
Reading corner
Reading corner
Hallway
Hallway
Scandinavian kitchen
Scandinavian kitchen
Traditional kitchen
Traditional kitchen
Contemporary bedroom
Contemporary bedroom
Rustic bedroom
Rustic bedroom
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Polke: Scissors (custom print)
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About the artist
About the artwork
Based on a photograph in a 1920 volume entitled Physical Phenomena of Mediumnism, that shows a Polish medium, Stanislawa Tomczyk, in the process of levitating a pair of scissors. The medium herself is a ghostly image, painted in part with mica on a support of painted fabric. At the right, the canvas has been split vertically by a slit two feet or more in length, as if with the medium’s scissors.
  • Artist Sigmar Polke
  • Artwork Scissors
  • Exhibition Sigmar Polke: Alibis
  • Image size 290 x 290 cm
  • Material Acrylic, iron mica on furnishing fabric
  • Date of work 1982
About the artist
Born in Germany in 1941, Sigmar Polke was one of the most insatiably experimental artists of the twentieth century. He worked in off-the-wall materials, often appropriating images and techniques from other artists. Polke took a wildly different approach to art-making throughout his career, from his responses to consumer society in the 1960s to his interest in travel, drugs and communal living in the 1970s and his increasingly experimental practice after 1980. This love of experimentation, abrupt stylistic changes and of contradiction, irony and mocking remained essential to his innovative art and have left his work hard to categorise, even after his death in 2010.
  • Exhibition Sigmar Polke: Alibis
  • Portrait aspect Yes
  • No Canvas Yes
   

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