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PROPERTY FROM A PRESTIGIOUS PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Martin Kippenberger
BIBABELUNA (COLA IST NICHT BLUNA)
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 USD
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526

PROPERTY FROM A PRESTIGIOUS PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Martin Kippenberger
BIBABELUNA (COLA IST NICHT BLUNA)
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Martin Kippenberger
1953 - 1997
BIBABELUNA (COLA IST NICHT BLUNA)
titled
acrylic and silkscreen on fabric
70 3/4 by 59 in. 180 by 150 cm.
Executed in 1987.
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Provenance

Michel Würthle, Berlin
Hauser & Wirth, London
Private Collection, Geneva
Sotheby's, London, 15 October 2007, Lot 309
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

Exhibited

Geneva, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Martin Kippenberger: Respektive 1997-1976, January - May 1997

Literature

Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern, Martin Kippenberger, 2006, p. 38, fig. 12, illustrated in color 

Catalogue Note

"In consideration of Martin Kippenberger's art, the viewer must not be too ashamed of him or herself to respond with ready, stereotype information to the artist's superficial queries. A badly painted picture doesn't need our approval, since it is really badly painted, ugly and embarrassing as well. Martin Kippenberger insists on leaving no room for interpretation in his work. Everything has manifesto character. From the very beginning, his pictures punish the viewer's expectation of pleasure and maintain their adamant stance: I am not beautiful, I'm badly painted on purpose, and yet, I'm there! Okay, dear viewer, what to do?" Burkhard Riemschneider in Angelika Muthesius Hrsg., Ed., Martin Kippenberger: Ten Years After, Berlin 1991, p. 12

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