Sigmar Polke/ 1941-2010

 

You could have seen here a sequence of images by Sigmar Polke …but now you can´t anymore,

 

 

I was asked by BILDKUNST.DE

to delete the images by
(these were the names spelled out)

 

Loretta Lux,
Man Ray,
Valie Export,
August Sander
Lotte Reiniger

 

and every other artist represented by them or to pay a fee for publishing their images.
They represent around 126 000 artists from around the world.

 

I am working on this blog for my fun,
and for the enjoyment of people interested in photography and art.
There is no income generated whatsoever by this site for me.

Many of the images I use here are floating all over the net,
other images I scanned to upload them to my blog.
To share them, to enrich the world with the work of artists I do admire.

No, my blog is not important.

But it is part of what I would call our common wealth.

 

I don´t think that I am the source of income losses for the artist,
or anybody else.

 

Art as part of everyday life,
art easily accessible by everybody without barriers and fees,
art as part of the free flow of thoughts and
communication.

 

But not in the case of artist represented by Bild-Kunst.

 

 

Encountering Sigmar Polkes works art works always have been happy moments for me. His images are lighthearted and sprinkled with humor. Sigmar Polke was sampling visual clichés and trivial designs, transforming them into elegant and translucent paintings telling us little jokes. Trying to see the person behind this artwork I would love to believe that he was a cultivated humorous person with an agile mind. I hope that he had a happy life, as happy as life can be.