Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid Acquired from the above by the present owner
Gisela Capitain, Regina Fiorito and Lisa Franzen, Eds., Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings: Volume Three, 1987–1992, Cologne 2016, p. 141, illustrated in colour
“My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions, decisions, single objects and facts, where the whole draws together to form a history” (Martin Kippenberger cited in: Ralph Rugoff, The Painting of Modern Life: 1960s to Now, London 2007, p. 105).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the pinks have more blue undertones in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The canvas is slightly slack. Very close inspection reveals a faint stretcher bar mark to the bottom edge and some light surface dirt throughout. Further close inspection reveals some rub marks to the top right and bottom right extreme corner tips and extreme left hand edge and some faint scuffs to the extreme bottom edge. Inspection under ultra violet light reveals some uneven fluorescence, which appears to be consistent with the artist's application of varnish. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."