spray enamel, acrylic and gouache on paper
99,7 x 69,9 cm (39 1/4 x 25 1/2 in.)
signed and dated lower right, titled in the lower centre 'Goldhaar' as well as dedicated lower left 'Für Fritz Storz'
"It is the process in itself that interests me. The painting is not really necessary. The unpredictable turns out to be most interesting. " (Sigmar Polke)
It is this processuality that Polke also explores in his "Farbproben," (Colour Samples) which he has been making since the 1970s. Here he experiments with earths, chemicals, and pigments, observing their transformation on the painting support, depending on the state into which the artist has placed them. Just as with colours, Polke has always experimented with different painting techniques and combined them on the picture carrier. The present work "Goldhaar" (Gold Hair) from 1999 also shows how multi-layered Polke brings colours and forms into an artistic context.