P77258 Hallo Shiva 1974
Offset lithograph 203 × 432 (8 × 17) on wove paper 400 × 550 (15 3/4 × 21 3/4); printed by Druck und Werbegesellschaft m.b.H., Bonn and published by Galerie E. Klein, Bonn in an edition of 80
Inscribed ‘S. Polke’ below image b.r. and ‘67/80’ below image b.l.
Purchased from Anthony d'Offay Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Lit: Eberhard Freitag and Carl Vogel (eds.), Sigmar Polke: Gesamtgrafik, exh. cat., Kunsthalle, Kiel 1975, [p.82] no.29, repr.; René Block, K. P. Brehmer, K. H. Hödicke, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Wolf Vostell: Werkverzeichnisse der Druckgrafik, II, Berlin 1976, p.235 no.P22, repr.
‘Hallo Shiva’ is a multiple image, divided vertically into four parts and into upper and lower sections. It combines images from three different sources, connected with the artist's activities of the time. A film still, showing statues on top of a building, is superimposed at the bottom right over a sequence of four abutting photographs of a naked woman. The photographs are printed in blue and pale flesh colours. Above is a sequence of four comic strip images, showing a beaked creature first sitting on, then climbing into, a planet in outer space. The creature and planets are pink, green and yellow against a green ground…