Two Palm Trees (1964) by Sigmar Polke

Two Palm Trees - Sigmar Polke - 1964

Artwork Information

TitleTwo Palm Trees
ArtistSigmar Polke
Dimensions90 x 75 cm
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Two Palm Trees

Two Palm Trees is an artwork created in 1968 by Sigmar Polke, measuring 51 1/4 in. × 43 3/8 in. The piece is made with acrylic on mattress ticking, and showcases the typical needs of post-war Germans while revealing the moral and psychological decay of a society trapped by materialism and consumerism.

An unorthodox style for its time, Polke’s Two Palm Trees proved to be highly influential on younger artists who studied under him. His wildly inventive practice paved the way for new approaches to painting and photography during the post-war era.

Polke was known for using non-conventional materials like meteorite dust or detergent to produce his artworks. He also experimented with a variety of styles, subject matters, and materials throughout his career.

Two Palm Trees is part of Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 exhibition. With art market doing better than ever before, it’s no surprise that visitors from around the world are flocking to see this renowned artwork among others by Polke which showcase his unique brand of creativity.

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