Nachtkappe I, 1986

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Sigmar Polke

Sigmar Polke

Nachtkappe I, 1986

Indigo, vernis à l’alcool sur toile

305,8 x 225,7 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / Adagp, Paris, 2018

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Sigmar Polke, Nachtkappe I  (1986)

Trisha Donnelly, Untitled  (2014)

Pierre Huyghe, Cambrian Explosion 10  (2014)

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Pour les œuvres de Trisha Donnelly et Pierre Huyghe : Adagp, Paris, 2018

© The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / Adagp, Paris, 2018

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Nachtkappe I is characterised by the artist’s pictorial approach, especially his experimentation during the 1980s.

In a studio that has been turned into an "alchemic" laboratory, he explores materials and fuses rare, ancient or banned minerals, varnishes and metals. These physico-chemical reactions produce abstract shapes and patterns in different colours and new textures, which sometimes alter over time due to heat, humidity and light. The pictorial surface becomes a living, malleable organism subject to the movements of fluids. Here, the encounter between indigo juice, paint and alcohol varnish evokes a potential nocturnal landscape with neoromantic accents.

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Sigmar Polke

1941 - 2010, born in Oelsnitz (Germany) and died in Cologne (Germany)

Born in Silesia, a German province that became part of Poland after World War II, Sigmar Polke moved to West Germany in 1953. 
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