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Martin Kippenberger
1953 - 1997
ALKOHOLFOLTER
mixed media with beer cans on canvas, in 2 parts
50.2 by 100.6 by 23.5 cm. 19 3/4 by 39 3/8 by 9 1/4 in.
Executed in 1982.
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Provenance

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne
Private Collection

Exposition

Stuttgart, Galerie Max Hetzler, Martin Kippenberger: Ein Erfolgsgeheimnis des Herrn A. Onassis, Investieren Sie in Öl, October - November 1981
New York, Zwirner & Wirth, Martin Kippenberger - Selected Works, February - April 2002
London, David Zwirner, Days in Lieu, January - February 2013

Description

“You can only work in a way that is morally right for you. Of course you add little jokes, which may bewilder people at first, but the piece is about self-recognition for them, not for me. You can’t stand yourself next to every picture you paint and explain things. Pictures have to talk for themselves. […] It’s the imperfect pictures that go on creating some sort of tension. Of course it’s nice to paint perfect pictures; it makes for a pleasant visit to a museum.”
Martin Kippenberger
in conversation with Daniel Baumann in: Doris Krystof and Jessica Morgan Eds., Martin Kippenberger, Tate Publishing, London, 2006, p. 62

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