Wildly Inventive Sigmar Polke

Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963–2010

an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, April 19–August 3, 2014; Tate Modern, London, October 1, 2014–February 8, 2015; and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, March 14–July 5, 2015
Catalog of the exhibition edited by Kathy Halbreich with Mark Godfrey, Lanka Tattersall, and Magnus Schaefer
Museum of Modern Art, 319 pp., $75.00

MoMA has brought together the most complete overview of Sigmar Polke’s art that any museum has attempted. It is a remarkable and challenging event. Polke was funnier, brainier, and more ferocious in his need to experiment than, it can seem, many artists are.

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