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Sigmar Polke

With a retrospective at the New Museum, the artist talks to Janique Vigier about five decades of teaching and making art 

By Janique Vigier
Harmut Geerken, photograph of Sun Ra Arkestra performing at Heliopolis/Egypt, December 12, 1971. Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, New York 

New York

2 Nov
13 Jan
Sigmar Polke, ohne Titel (Weihnachten 1985) (Untitled, Christmas 1985), 1985, collage in scrapbook and ink, 21 x 16 cm © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016; photograph: dieterklein.de 

What the proposed closure of Museum Morsbroich tells us about cultural debate in Germany

By Dominikus Müller
Sigmar Polke, Paganini, 1981–83, dispersion paint, aluminium paint and pencil on patterned fabric, 2.2 × 5 m

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

By David Geers