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Click to enlargeBUTHE/POLKE: FRIENDS
Mar 13 - May 28, 2020
S|2 London is temporarily closed to the public. The current buthe/polke: friends exhibition will be extended and we look forward to welcoming you when we reopen. Exhibitions and associated content can be explored online for you to enjoy regardless of where you are:
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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