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Martin Kippenberger
1953 - 1997
OHNE TITEL
signed with the artist's initials and dated 88
watercolour, coloured pen and crayon on paper
35 by 50.5 cm. 14 by 19 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Cologne (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Martin Kippenberger, September - November 1998
Hamburg, Deichtorhallen, Martin Kippenberger. Selbstbildnisse, The Happy End of Franz Kafka's 'Amerika', February - April 1999
Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective, September 2008 - May 2009, p. 344 (text)

Catalogue Note

“Diedrich Diederichsen has applied the term Selbstdarsteller – which he translates as ‘self performer’ – to identify the particular type of self-promotion that the artist adopts. This hovers deliberately between role-play and expressivity, appropriation and authenticity, complicating what might otherwise be dismissed as an anachronistic display of artistic bravura” (Jessica Morgan, ‘Saint Martin’, in: Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern, Martin Kippenberger, 2006, p. 12).

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