Ohne Titel. 1974. Dispersion und Gouache. Lower right signed and dated. On wove paper. 67.2 x 100 cm (26.4 x 39.3 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Explicit pornographic depcition and a real provocatibve act in the 1970s • In Polke's typical "Layering" technique • Polke too great pleasure in the provocation • Work in bright colors, from the group that referenced Francis Picabia's superimposed motifs.
We are grateful to Michael Trier for his kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.
”If a picture is not loved, love will take it. A picture always goes where it needs to go; a picture gets its victims. They have a life of their own." Sigmar Polke in an interview with Bice Curiger, Parkett, no. 26, Zurich 1990, p.15. "Every time has its own dreams that either get destroyed or not, even pipe dreams." Sigmar Polke, from: Anna Erfle, Sigmar Polke - Der Traum des Menelaos, Cologne 1997.