Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger

by Jessica Morgan, Daniel Baumann, Susanna Kippenberger
     
 

Martin Kippenberger's premature death in 1997 at the age of 43 brought to an end one of the most prolific and controversial careers in 20th-century art. While some critics dismissed the German painter and sculptor as a showman, others hailed him as the greatest artist of his era. His personal history and bad-boy image have often obscured the importance of his work;… See more details below

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Martin Kippenberger's premature death in 1997 at the age of 43 brought to an end one of the most prolific and controversial careers in 20th-century art. While some critics dismissed the German painter and sculptor as a showman, others hailed him as the greatest artist of his era. His personal history and bad-boy image have often obscured the importance of his work; this book shows that his legacy has influenced generations of artists.

Essays examine the themes underlying Kippenberger's work, including Socialist Realism and kitsch; self portraiture and myth; punk and anti-romanticism; and exile and homelessness. A new translation of Kippenberger's final interview ensures his own idiosyncratic voice is present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854376206
Publisher:
Tate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.50(d)

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