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123001641
Sigmar Polke
Samson und Delilah, 1989.
Collotype print
Starting bid: € 3,600 / $ 3,888
Samson und Delilah. 1989.
Color Collotype print, punched, over half card with color silkscreen.
Signed, dated and numbered. From an edition of 100 copies. On cardboard. 58 x 76 cm (22.8 x 29.9 in), size of sheet. [EH].
Printed by Domberger, Filderstadt 1989 (with the blindstamp) for the portfolio “Kinderstern”, comprising works by 22 international artists. The proceeds of the sale went to the “Förderkreis krebskranker Kinder”.
In a thin cardboard folder bearing the artist's name. [EH].

• One of the rare Polke sheets with paper cut-outs.
• The artist's editions are technically sophisticated and, as is so typical of his work, extremely multifaceted.
• Sigmar Polke is one of the most important German artists of the 20th/21st century
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Schwarzer, Düsseldorf
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired from the above).

LITERATURE: Jürgen Becker and Claus von der Osten (ed.) , Sigmar Polke. Die Editionen 1963-2000 Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern-Ruit 2000, no. 84 (color illu.).

Sigmar Polke interprets the story of Samson and Delilah in the formal language of POP-ART. Delilah is able to coax the secret of Samson's indomitable strength out of him: it lies in the curls of his hair. She cuts off the sleeping Samson's locks, robbing him of his strength and enabling his opponents to defeat him. Sigmar Polke transfers the events onto a sheet of paper like a comic strip in three scenes whose details are reminiscent of works by the great pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

In very good condition.



123001641
Sigmar Polke
Samson und Delilah, 1989.
Collotype print
Starting bid: € 3,600 / $ 3,888