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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 352

    SIGMAR POLKE (1941-2010)

    Many Storms in the Mind

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    SIGMAR POLKE (1941-2010)
    Many Storms in the Mind
    signed and titled ‘Many storms in the mind from Sigmar Polke’ (lower left)
    photo dye and gouache on gelatin silver print
    19 5/8 x 27 3/8in. (50 x 69.5cm.)
    Executed in 1982

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.


    Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Sigmar Polke Fotografien, 1990, p. 308, no. 182 (illustrated in colour, p. 250).
    Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sigmar Polke Photoworks: When Pictures Vanish, 1995-1997, p. 231, no. 95 (illustrated in colour, p. 170). This exhibition later travelled to Santa Fe, Site Santa Fe and Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art.