Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families

Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families

by Susanne Kippenberger, Damion Searls

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Over the course of his 20-year career, Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) cast himself alternately as hard-drinking carouser and confrontational art-world jester, thrusting these personae to the forefront of his prodigious creativity. He was also very much a player in the international art world of the 1970s right up until his death in 1997, commissioning work from artists such as Jeff Koons and Mike Kelley, and acting as unofficial ringleader to a generation of German artists. Written by the artist's sister, Susanne Kippenberger, this first English-language biography draws both from personal memories of their shared childhood and exhaustive interviews with Kippenberger's extended family of friends and colleagues in the art world. Kippenberger gives insight into the psychology and drive behind this playful and provocative artist.This is the ebook edition of Kippenberger, originally published in print form in January 2012.

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ISBN-13: 9780982964255
Publisher: J & L Books
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Series: NONE
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 564
File size: 11 MB
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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Translator's Note xv

My Big Brother 1

Parents and Childhood 16

Hamburg 96

Berlin 139

Stuttgart and the Black Forest 215

Cologne Years: Beginnings 237

Cologne Years: The Turning Point 346

America 364

Frankfurt and Kassel 401

Cologne Years: The End 430

Jennersdorf 493

The Art of Being Human 522

Note to the American Edition (2011) 539

Acknowledgments 543

Index 555

Illustration Credits 563

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