Martin Kippenberger - Contemporary Art London Friday, October 13, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna

  • Exhibited

    Vienna, Galerie Peter Pakesch, November 6 – December 15, 1990

  • Literature

    Pakesch & Schlebrügge, eds., Fama & Fortune Bulletin, Vienna, no. 5, November, 1990, p. 24 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1990, Martin Kippenberger created his first latex-covered pictures in the United States. He collaborated intensely with other artists, meeting at the time Mike Kelley, John Caldwell, Ira Wool and Cady Noland in his travels.

    “Kippenberger's refusal to settle, his determination to keep on moving regardless of the odds, may cost him a permanent place in history, and I say this thinking that he is one of the three or four best German artists of the postwar period. But his work is so much of the moment, so reflective of the art around it, that it can seem like the artistic equivalent of newsprint. Its all-for-now perishability attracts us, but could also ultimately doom it to obscurity. Should this happen, however, you can rest assured that Kippenberger's achievement will lie in wait, coiled to spring at all artists in need of such wise and celebratory skepticism, and ready to blow up in their faces.” (R. Smith, “Madcap Bad Boy of Contemporary German Art”, The New York Times, July 20, 1997)



Acrylic and latex on canvas.
47 1/4 x 39 1/3 in. (120 x 99.9 cm).
Signed and dated “Kippenberger 90” on the reverse

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £78,000

Contemporary Art

14 Oct 2006, 7pm