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Friday, June 11th, 2010

R.I.P. Sigmar Polke

(Image: Thomas Kellner, via)

Sigmar Polke has passed away from complications of cancer. Polke’s inprint can be traced back to his contributions to the Capitalist Realism movement that helped to¬†revitalize contemporary art practices in post-war Germany. Though often recognized for his contributions Pop Art, his work wildly swayed between the figurative cultural appropriations of that style¬†and abstraction. Polke was 69.

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