- Martin Kippenberger
- each signed with the artist's initials and dated 97
- oil on canvas in two parts
Sale: Philips de Pury & Company, New York, Contemporary Art, 11 November 2004, Lot 5
Acquired from the above by the previous owner
"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.