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Martin Kippenberger
1953 - 1997
TERRORIST/TOURISTIN
each signed with the artist's initials and dated 97
oil on canvas in two parts
each: 89.9 by 74.9cm.; 35⅜ by 29½in.
Executed in 1997.
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Provenance

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Sale: Philips de Pury & Company, New York, Contemporary Art, 11 November 2004, Lot 5
Acquired from the above by the previous owner

Catalogue Note

"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."

 

The artist in conversation with Daniel Baumann in: Exhibition Catalogue, London, Tate Modern, Martin Kippenberger, 2006, p. 62.

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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