Lot 211
  • 211

Martin Kippenberger

80,000 - 120,000 GBP
87,500 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Martin Kippenberger
  • Warnung vor der Natur
  • titled on the reverse
  • oil on canvas, in artist's frame


Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the artist)
Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin, 28 June 2001, Lot 1648
Wolfgang Hahn Collection, Germany
Sotheby’s, London, 25 October 2005,  Lot 151
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

‘‘In painting you have to be on the lookout: what windfall is still left for you to paint. Justice hasn't been done to the egg, justice hasn’t been done to the fried egg, Warhol's already had the banana. So you take a form, it's always about sharp edges, a square, this and this format, the golden section. An egg is white and flat, how can that turn into a coloured picture? If you turn it around this way and that, you’ll come up with something. Maybe even social politics, or jokes; whatever the case it’s a beautiful form.’’

Cited in: Exhibition Catalogue, London, Tate, Martin Kippenberger, 2006, p. 63.