Martin Kippenberger - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 16, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne; Skarstedt Fine Art, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Martin Kippenberger is widely regarded as one of the most talented German artists of his generation. Before his untimely death at the age of 44 from liver cancer, Kippenberger produced an extremely prolific oeuvre in a dizzying range of styles and media. An avid collector and socialite, Kippenberger had a propensity to commission and collaborate with not only his German peers, the other enfants terribles of the 80s Berlin art scene, Albert Oehlen, Werner Büttner, Georg Herold, Dieter Göls, and Günther Förg, but also with his American contemporaries Jeff Koons, Mike Kelley, and Christopher Wool. In 1990 while sejourning in New York City, Kippenberger started a body of work collectively known as the Latex or Rubber paintings. The present lot, a monumental canvas comprised of acrylic and latex, is a prime example from this series where cast rubber objects jut from the painting's surface.   



Acrylic and latex on canvas.
240 x 200.3 cm. (94 1/2 x 78 7/8 in).
Signed and dated 'Kippenberger 90' on the reverse.

£120,000 - 180,000 

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

17 Oct 2009