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Daphne—400 Xerographs in 24 Chapters

Sigmar Polke (German, 1941–2010)

Place of Publication: Ghent, Belgium; Place of Publication: Cologne, Germany


Overall: 42.8 x 29.8 x 5.1 cm (16 7/8 x 11 3/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 400 large-format photocopies (Xerographs) manipulated by the artist

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Ghent and Cologne: Snoeck, 2004) Folio; [XII, ca. 420 pages]; original publisher’s greenish-beige cloth, printed pictorial dust jacket (black paper slipcase).

Manipulated xerox images, from various printed and drawn sources.

Ghent and Cologne: Snoeck, 2004


Edition of 1000, numbered 735 on colophon page; signed below in graphite: Sigmar Polke


Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., New York, from whom purchased by MFA, 22 March 2006

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund


© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn