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Martin Kippenberger
1953 - 1997
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signed, dated 92 and variously inscribed on the reverse
oil on canvas
90 by 75 cm. 35 ⅜ by 29 ½ in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Cologne
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Gisela Capitain, Regina Fiorito and Lisa Franzen, Eds., Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings: Volume Three, 1987–1992, Cologne 2016, p. 467, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

“From an art-world perspective, [Kippenberger] takes a dig at German artists like Markus Lüpertz and Georg Baselitz, who denied that their militaristic motifs (boots, helmets, guns, eagles) were meant to be read as anything other than empty formal supports for the practice of painting. Kippenberger responds indirectly to the dubious claim by Baselitz that he sought to ‘create no anecdotal, descriptive pictures’. In doing so, Kippenberger conveys an unmistakable sense of comedic timing” (Gregory Williams, ‘Jokes Interrupted: Martin Kippenberger’s Receding Punch Line’, in: Exh. Cat., London, Tate, Martin Kippenberger, 2006, p. 46).

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