Cover of the MoMA exhibition catalogue entitled Alibis : Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 (available at Museum Bookstore)

Alibis : Sigmar Polke 1963-2010

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'This playful and political retrospective of the prolific German artist, which takes on everything from champagne and swastikas to magic mushrooms, is one of the best shows MoMA has ever done' - The Guardian

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010

Working across an unusually broad range of media, including painting, photography, film, drawing and sculpture, Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) is widely regarded as one of the most influential and experimental artists of the post-war generation.

Experimenting with materials and tools as varied as meteor dust and the xerox machine, Polke made work of both an intimate and monumental scale, drawn from sources as diverse as newspaper headlines and Dürer prints.  

Published in conjunction with Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010, the first exhibition to encompass the artist’s work across all media, this richly illustrated publication provides an overview of his cross-disciplinary innovations and career. Essays by Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director of The Museum of Modern Art; Mark Godfrey, Curator of International Art, Tate Modern; and a range of scholars and artists examine the full range of Polke’s exceptionally inventive oeuvre and place his enormous skepticism of all social, political and artistic conventions against German history.

  • Author: Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director of The Museum of Modern Art
  • Hardcover: 319 pages
  • Date published: March 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0870708893
  • Product Dimensions: 31.2 x 24.6 cm