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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1989.53
People
Sigmar Polke, German (Oels (Silesia), Germany 1941 - 2010 Cologne, Germany)
Title
Hands (The Mediation between Above and Below)
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Hände (Die Vermittlung zwischen dem Oberen und dem Unteren)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1973
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/221544
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Offset photolithograph printed in black ink on patterned off-white wove paper
Technique
Photolithograph
Dimensions
sheet: 45.5 x 62.6 cm (17 15/16 x 24 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.r.: S. Polke
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Becker 29
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Antonia Paepcke DuBrul Fund
Copyright
© The Estate of Sigmar Polke / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany
Accession Year
1989
Object Number
1989.53
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The pre-printed pattern of the paper support is an "elephant skin pattern."
Publication History

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 93, ill.

Exhibition History

Stratification: An Installation of Works since 1960, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 09/17/2005 - 02/26/2006

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