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Uri Geller Welcomes Unknown Beings from the Realm of Fables

A work made of collage (gelatin silver prints, newspaper, and ink on paper).
© 2018 Estate of Sigmar Polke/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of collage (gelatin silver prints, newspaper, and ink on paper).

Date:

1976

Artist:

Sigmar Polke
German, born 1941

About this artwork

Sigmar Polke has expanded the representational possibilities of photography by combining different techniques. Here, the murkiness of the figures mirrors the chemical reactions of the photographic process and the enlarged ben-day dots refer to mass-media reproductions. The simultaneous presentation of multiple images, seemingly unified by one title, hints at a narrative relationship. However, Polke’s experiments with photochemical processes, non-traditional materials, found patterns, and layering of forms, relates his work to earlier Dada and Surrealist practices that sought to erase any implication of sequential events, a framing theme, or an interpretive approach.

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Artist

Sigmar Polke

Title

Uri Geller Welcomes Unknown Beings from the Realm of Fables

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1976

Medium

Collage (gelatin silver prints, newspaper, and ink on paper)

Dimensions

29.2 × 41 cm (image, sight); 72.3 × 84.7 × 4.5 cm (frame)

Credit Line

Gift of Lannan Foundation

Reference Number

1997.117.3

Copyright

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

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