The Easel


7th June 2015

Exhibition of Sigmar Polke’s Silver Paintings on at Michael Werner Gallery

Polke came to prominence in 1970’s Europe as New York led abstract expressionism was starting to run out of puff. Robert Storr summarises him thus: “Polke has mixed media, symbolic systems and poetic messages with such marvellous alacrity that the defining characteristic of his person has become its sheer elusiveness”.  An exhibition of his “silver paintings” is on display in New York, and Cologne’s Museum Ludwig  is currently holding a major retrospective.