I speak of the artist Sigmar Polke, yet another influential artist of my time and an inspirational figure to me, who passed away on June 10th. He was 69.
I have been fortunate enough in my travels to see quite a number of his works in the flesh, including a fantastic retrospective exhibition in 2004 - I think it was in New York.
"Polke for a long time has been the most interesting, least predictable of the painters around." critic and curator Robert Storr, 2007.Ruhe in Frieden Sigmar Polke.
above image: Sigmar Polke, Kandinsdingsda, (Wir Kleinbürger), 1976.