Formats
Anthologies
125
Audio
297
Catalogues
332
Clothing
20
Editions
24
Ephemera
59
Literary
37
Monographs
122
Posters
239
Video
40
Zines
130

Shop > Monographs

#15073

Sigmar Polke: Girlfriends

Artist
Sigmar Polke
Writer
Stefan Gronert
Price
$25.95
Date
2017
Publisher
Afterall Books
Format
Monographs
ISBN
9781846381829
Size
15 × 21 cm
Length
112 pp
Genre
Criticism, Arts Writing, Contemporary Art
Description

With Freundinnen (Girlfriends, 1965/66), Sigmar Polke took found imagery of two women and offered a compelling statement about the use, production and social function of pictures. Adopting the raster dots found in mass media reproductions, Polke’s Girlfriends foregrounds a prolific body of work crossing a broad range of media – photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and film – and styles varying from Abstract Expressionism to Pop.

In this book, Stefan Gronert approaches Girlfriends through its technical detail and historical context, analysing Polke’s relationship to his tutors, peers and friends – especially Gerhard Richter. Considering such topics as the use of photographed material, the raster technique and the feminist discourse of the time, this illustrated study draws on a variety of critical interpretations of Polke’s work, including some material that has not previously been translated into English.

  1. Sigmar Polke: Girlfriends
 

Related Items

  1. Michael Asher and Anne Rorimer: Michael Asher: Kunsthalle Bern, 1992
  2. Alighiero e Boetti and Luca Cerizza: Alighiero e Boetti: Mappa
  3. Bas Jan Ader and Jan Verwoert: Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous
  4. Suzanne Hudson and Agnes Martin: Agnes Martin: Night Sea
  5. Michael Snow - Sequences
  6. Dan Adler and Hanne Darboven: Hanne Darboven: Cultural History 1880-1983 (softcover)
  7. Dara Birnbaum and T.J. Demos: Dara Birnbaum: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman
  8. Craig Burnett and Philip Guston: Philip Guston: The Studio
  9. Sonja Ivekovic and Ruth Noack: Sanja Ivekovic: Triangle
  10. Walker Evans and Oliver Richon: Walker Evans: Kitchen Corner
  11. Elizabeth Legge and Michael Snow: Michael Snow: Wavelength
  12. Peter Gidal and Andy Warhol: Andy Warhol: Blow Job
  13. Beverly Buchanan and Amelia Groom: Beverly Buchanan: Marsh Ruins
  14. Kodwo Eshun and Dan Graham: Dan Graham: Rock My Religion
  15. Sarah Lucas and Sarah Lucas: Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel
  16. Sharon Lockhart and Howard Singerman: Sharon Lockhart: Pine Flat
  17. Mark Leckey and Mitch Speed: Mark Leckey: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore
  18. Sabeth Buchmann, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Neville D’Almeida, and Hélio Oiticica: Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida: Block-Experiments in Cosmococa—Program in Progress
  19. Rodney Graham and  Shepherd Steiner: Rodney Graham: Phonokinetoscope
  20. Boris Groys and Ilya Kabakov: Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Flew into Space from his Apartment
  21. Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Tom Holert: Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Celebration? Realife
  22. Michael Archer and Jeff Koons: Jeff Koons: One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank
  23. Patricia Lee and Sturtevant: Sturtevant: Warhol Marilyn
  24. Pierre Huyghe and Mark Lewis: Pierre Huyghe: Untitled (Human Mask)
  25. Mary Heilmann and Terry R. Myers: Mary Heilmann: Save the Last Dance for Me
  26. Peter Fischli, Jeremy Millar, and David Weiss: Fischli and Weiss: The Way Things Go
  27. Hollis Frampton and Rachel Moore: Hollis Frampton: (nostalgia)
  28. Tom McDonough: Boredom
  29. Anna Dezeuze and Thomas Hirschhorn: Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument
  30. Ruth Buchanan: Where does my body belong?
  31. Making Art Global, Part 1

The Third Havana Biennial 1989
  32. REARVIEWS VOLUME IV
  33. To Spoil the Party, To Set Our Joy Ablaze
  34. Jean Arnaud, Hubert Damisch, Thierry de Duve, Andrée Hayum, Annette Michelson, Michael Snow, Amy Taubin, Malcolm Turvey, and Kenneth White: October Files: Michael Snow
  35. Mieke Bal: Exhibition-ism: Temporal Togetherness
  36. John Akomfrah and Johanne Løgstrup: Co-existence of Times – A Conversation with John Akomfrah
  37. Folio Series: Services Working Group
  38. Folio Series: Institutions by Artists, Volume Two
  39. Specialism
  40. Susan Schuppli: Material Witness: Media, Forensics, Evidence