About the Human Figure

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About the Human Figure

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About the Human Figure
to Fri 4 Sep 2020
Tue-Sat 10am-6pm

Michael Werner Gallery, London reopens the gallery with a new group exhibition About the Human Figure, which runs in tandem with the summer online exhibition The Human Figure.

Artworks


Roman Toilet, 2014
Jesmonite, stain
18 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 6 inches 47.5 x 24 x 15 cm
From an edition of 3 + 1 AP

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Bather (Lifeguard), 2019
Dispersion on linen
98 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches 250 x 200 cm

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High Black Shadows, 1994
Oil on linen
46 x 38 1/2 inches 117 x 98 cm

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Zwei Köpfe (Two Heads), 1971-1973
Dispersion, latex, acrylic on canvas 51 1/4 x 43 1/4 inches 130 x 110 cm
© The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / ARS, New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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Polizistin (Policewoman), 2019
Fabric, cotton, wood, wire
76 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches 195 x 60 x 40 cm

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Drei Aufrichtungen (Three Erections), 1968
Oil on canvas
43 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches 110.5 x 65 cm

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Nu allongé, 1911
Oil on canvas
18 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches 47 x 55.5 cm

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Untitled, 2014
Jesmonite, pigment
16 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches 41 x 17 x 8.5 cm
From an edition of 5 + 2 APs

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the coming, 2019
Oil on canvas
102 1/4 x 86 1/2 inches 260 x 220 cm

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Hitch-hiker (Reflected), 1990
Oil on linen
25 x 39 inches 63.5 x 99 cm

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Montparnasse, ca. 1941-42
Oil on board
41 1/2 x 30 inches 105.5 x 76.5 cm

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Stereometrie, 1999
Mixed media on polyester fabric
Two parts, each: 51 1/4 x 59 inches 130 x 150 cm

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Wings for Writing, ca. 1972
Dyed feathers, silk, thread
Two parts, each: 19 x 32 3/4 inches 48 x 83 cm

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Rückblick in die Beschleunigung (Review the Acceleration), 2000
Acrylic on canvas
63 x 78 3/4 inches 160 x 200 cm

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On view at Michael Werner Gallery, London is a selection of major paintings and sculpture by James Lee Byars, Enrico David, Peter Doig, Florian Krewer, Francis Picabia, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Raphaela Simon, and Don Van Vliet.

From the beginning of time, humans have desired to see themselves reflected in art. The human figure was rendered on cave walls and carved into stones to be carried as totems or idols. Since antiquity, artists have expanded on these early impulses, and the portrayal of the human figure has a long tradition in the history of art. Displaying works created from 110 years ago until today, About the Human Figure explores the limitless possibilities of the human figure in painting and sculpture.

Courtesy of Michael Werner Gallery

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