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Click to enlargeBUTHE/POLKE: FRIENDS
Mar 13 - Jul 16, 2020 FINAL WEEK
buthe/polke: friends has been extended until 16 July 2020 and entry will be amended as follows:
Public access is from 10:00-13:00 with limited numbers in the galleries
Entry is by appointment only from 13:00-17:00 with the last available appointment at 16:30
To schedule an appointment or for any further information, please contact Liberty Paterson ( Please note that 24 hours’ notice is required in order to schedule an afternoon appointment outside of the public access hours.
In accordance with government guidelines we ask clients to adhere to the following measures when entering S│2 London:
- Use hand sanitiser provided immediately on arrival
- Wear a mask. Masks will be provided as needed
- Adhere to social distancing of 2 metres apart
Sigmar Polke and Michael Buthe were born three years apart during the Second World War and became part of a generation of German artists to define the Post-War period, as well as becoming close friends. Polke and Buthe were increasingly experimental in their respective artistic practices and lifestyles into the 1970s. Polke began to live communally with Buthe being one of his many guests, and the artists each travelled extensively to Africa and the Middle East whilst also experimenting with hallucinogens. The exhibition at S|2 will look at how these mind-expanding experiences and the shared networks of friends the artists were amongst came to influence their diverse artistic output.


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