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Weekend House, from Capitalist Realism

A work made of screenprint on white wove paper.
© 2018 Estate of Sigmar Polke/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of screenprint on white wove paper.

Date:

1967

Artist:

Sigmar Polke
German, 1941-2010

About this artwork

Sigmar Polke’s use of dots duplicates the enlargement of photographic reproductions. This image represents a typical suburban residence. Devoid of any visible inhabitants, a human presence is inferred by the orderliness and familial nature of the surroundings; the empty, stage-like character of the setting motivates the viewer to insert actors and construct a narrative. The visual perspective and close proximity to the flowers, which obstruct a clear view, imbue our gaze with a voyeuristic feeling. The juxtaposition of foreground colors with a monochromatic background defines distinct planes, creating a visual tension that questions the nature of representation and perception.

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Artist

Sigmar Polke

Title

Weekend House, from Capitalist Realism

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1967

Medium

Screenprint on white wove paper

Dimensions

595 x 480 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Delaney

Reference Number

1991.231.4

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of Sigmar Polke/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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