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Sigmar Polke & Capitalist Realism

Sigmar Polke is by far my favorite artist / painter of all time. He is the founder of the Capitalist Realism ("Kapitalistischen Realismus") movement in Germany in 1963, combining paint, photography, and printmaking into multi-layered, vibrant works. His paintings feature elements from American Pop art, abstraction, parodies of consumer society, and a subversive materials. Polke’s experimentation with technology, and his hybridization of artistic influences was highly influential for generations of German artists.

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