Sigmar Polke, 1941-2010

According to reports, the painter Sigmar Polke has died of complications from cancer.

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Updated July 2010: Last winter at the Hamburg Kunsthalle, a three-part exhibition of Polke’s Wir Kleinbürger – Zeitgenossen und Zeitgenossinnen (We, the Petty Bourgeois – Contemporaries), organized by Dorothee Böhm and Dietmar Rübel with Petra Roettig, and a catalog from Walther König. (Photos posted to flickr by hanneorla.)