Martin Kippenberger

German, 1953–1997

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Martin Kippenberger emerged amidst Neo-Expressionism as an artistic provocateur. Taking on a range of figures and movements—from his proclaimed hero Pablo Picasso to Pop, Minimalism, Socialist Realism, and Expressionism—Kippenberger’s prolific …

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Copa und Ipa (Vorfreude seitenverkehrt: Ich muss zuhause bleiben), 1986
Sold on Jun 19, 2021
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Print
Collage. Terry towel, cloth, plastic foil, board and shirtsleeve with silkscreen, on stretcher
91.5 x 76.0 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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Copa und Ipa (Vorfreude seitenverkehrt: Ich muss zuhause bleiben). 1986. Collage. Terry towel, cloth, plastic foil, board and shirtsleeve with silkscreen, on stretcher. Signed and dated on the reverse. 76 x 91.5 cm (29.9 x 36 in). • Humorous document of Kippenberger's anti art, which was of seminal impact for the Berlin art scene of the1980s. • In 2006 Tate Modern, London, honored the early deceased German artist with a solo show. • Works by the internationally celebrated anti artist Martin Kippenberger are in many international collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Tate Modern, London. • In 2013 the Museum Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, showed the retrospective "Martin Kippenberger: sehr gut / very good". PROVENANCE: Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. Private collection Hesse (until 2010). Private collection Europe (since 2010). LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, auction 375, Post War / Contemporary Art, December 4, 2010, lot 196 (with illu.). Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 16.45 h +/- 20 min.
Copa und Ipa (Vorfreude seitenverkehrt: Ich muss zuhause bleiben), 1986
Collage. Terry towel, cloth, plastic foil, board and shirtsleeve with silkscreen, on stretcher
Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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Print
91.5 x 76.0 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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Copa und Ipa (Vorfreude seitenverkehrt: Ich muss zuhause bleiben). 1986. Collage. Terry towel, cloth, plastic foil, board and shirtsleeve with silkscreen, on stretcher. Signed and dated on the reverse. 76 x 91.5 cm (29.9 x 36 in). • Humorous document of Kippenberger's anti art, which was of seminal impact for the Berlin art scene of the1980s. • In 2006 Tate Modern, London, honored the early deceased German artist with a solo show. • Works by the internationally celebrated anti artist Martin Kippenberger are in many international collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Tate Modern, London. • In 2013 the Museum Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, showed the retrospective "Martin Kippenberger: sehr gut / very good". PROVENANCE: Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. Private collection Hesse (until 2010). Private collection Europe (since 2010). LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, auction 375, Post War / Contemporary Art, December 4, 2010, lot 196 (with illu.). Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 16.45 h +/- 20 min.
Ohne Titel (Hotel Römerbad), 1988
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Work on Paper
Mixed media. Color chalks and correction fluid
21.0 x 29.5 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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Ohne Titel (Hotel Römerbad). 1988. Mixed media. Color chalks and correction fluid. On 2 sheets of light blue paper of the hotel Römerbad in Badenweiler, overlapping on a sheet of paper of the hotel Chelsea, Cologne. 29.5 x 21 cm (11.6 x 8.2 in), size of sheet. • Martin Kippenberger provokes with his pictures. • Shown at Kunsthalle Basel and Deichtorhallen Hamburg. • In 2006 Tate Modern, London, honored the early deceased German artist with a solo show. PROVENANCE: juana de aizpuru, Madrid/Sevilla (with a label on the reverse). Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. EXHIBITION: Martin Kippenberger. Selbstbildnisse, The Happy End of Franz Kafka's "Amerika", Sozialkistentransport, Laternen etc, Kunsthalle Basel, September 12 - November 15, 1998; Deichtorhallen Hamburg, February 12 - April 25, 1999, cat. no. 54 (with labels on the reverse). Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 16.08 h +/- 20 min.
Ohne Titel (Hotel Römerbad), 1988
Mixed media. Color chalks and correction fluid
Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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Work on Paper
21.0 x 29.5 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
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Ohne Titel (Hotel Römerbad). 1988. Mixed media. Color chalks and correction fluid. On 2 sheets of light blue paper of the hotel Römerbad in Badenweiler, overlapping on a sheet of paper of the hotel Chelsea, Cologne. 29.5 x 21 cm (11.6 x 8.2 in), size of sheet. • Martin Kippenberger provokes with his pictures. • Shown at Kunsthalle Basel and Deichtorhallen Hamburg. • In 2006 Tate Modern, London, honored the early deceased German artist with a solo show. PROVENANCE: juana de aizpuru, Madrid/Sevilla (with a label on the reverse). Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. EXHIBITION: Martin Kippenberger. Selbstbildnisse, The Happy End of Franz Kafka's "Amerika", Sozialkistentransport, Laternen etc, Kunsthalle Basel, September 12 - November 15, 1998; Deichtorhallen Hamburg, February 12 - April 25, 1999, cat. no. 54 (with labels on the reverse). Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 16.08 h +/- 20 min.
Untitled, 1987
Sold on May 19, 2021
£4,410
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Sculpture
wood and screws
78.0 x 78.0 x 78.0 cm
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£4,410
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May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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wood and screws, in 3 parts overall: 78 by 78 by 78 cm. 30¾ by 30¾ by 30¾ in. Executed in 1987, this work is from an edition of 7, plus 3 artist's proofs.
Untitled, 1987
wood and screws
May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
£4,410
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Sculpture
78.0 x 78.0 x 78.0 cm
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May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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£4,410
Description
wood and screws, in 3 parts overall: 78 by 78 by 78 cm. 30¾ by 30¾ by 30¾ in. Executed in 1987, this work is from an edition of 7, plus 3 artist's proofs.
Model Toscana, 1989
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£8,190
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Sculpture
plaster on wood
50.0 x 57.0 x 20.0 cm
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£8,190
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May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
plaster on wood 57 by 50 by 20 cm. 22½ by 19⅝ by 7⅞ in. Executed in 1989, this work is from an edition of 9, plus 3 artist's proofs
Model Toscana, 1989
plaster on wood
May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
£8,190
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50.0 x 57.0 x 20.0 cm
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May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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£8,190
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plaster on wood 57 by 50 by 20 cm. 22½ by 19⅝ by 7⅞ in. Executed in 1989, this work is from an edition of 9, plus 3 artist's proofs
Martin, ab in die Ecke und schäm dich (Martin, Into the Corner, You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself), 1989
Sold on May 11, 2021
$9,520,000
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Sculpture
wood, metal
66.0 x 178.8 x 35.9 cm
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$9,520,000
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May 11, 2021
Christie's
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MARTIN KIPPENBERGER (1953-1997) wood, metal, styrofoam, foam rubber and clothing 70 3/8 x 26 x 14 1/8 in. (178.8 x 66 x 35.9 cm.) Executed in 1989. This work is the first of six unique variants.
Martin, ab in die Ecke und schäm dich (Martin, Into the Corner, You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself), 1989
wood, metal
May 11, 2021
Christie's
$9,520,000
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Sculpture
66.0 x 178.8 x 35.9 cm
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May 11, 2021
Christie's
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$9,520,000
Description
MARTIN KIPPENBERGER (1953-1997) wood, metal, styrofoam, foam rubber and clothing 70 3/8 x 26 x 14 1/8 in. (178.8 x 66 x 35.9 cm.) Executed in 1989. This work is the first of six unique variants.
Der Letze Befehl Im Museum Für Unnötige Kriegsforschung (The Last Command at the Museum of Unnecessary War Research), 1984
Sold on Mar 19, 2021
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Painting
oil on canvas
133.7 x 159.7 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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oil on canvas 159.7 by 133.7 cm. 62⅞ by 52⅝ in. Executed in 1984.
Der Letze Befehl Im Museum Für Unnötige Kriegsforschung (The Last Command at the Museum of Unnecessary War Research), 1984
oil on canvas
Mar 19, 2021
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133.7 x 159.7 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
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oil on canvas 159.7 by 133.7 cm. 62⅞ by 52⅝ in. Executed in 1984.
Gute Rückentwicklung kennt keine Ausreden (Good Reverse Development Knows No Excuses), 1987
Sold on Jan 21, 2021
£10,710
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Print
Twenty-four screenprints in colours, on light and smooth wove paper, one on transparent paper, one printed on both sides
40.0 x 60.0 cm
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£10,710
Auction Sale
Jan 21, 2021
Phillips
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Gute Rückentwicklung kennt keine Ausreden (Good Reverse Development Knows No Excuses), 1987
Twenty-four screenprints in colours, on light and smooth wove paper, one on transparent paper, one printed on both sides
Jan 21, 2021
Phillips
£10,710
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40.0 x 60.0 cm
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Jan 21, 2021
Phillips
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£10,710
Untitled (Hotel Residenz Berlin), 1953-1997
Sold on Dec 1, 2020
$43,750
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Work on Paper
ink, graphite and color pencil on hotel stationery
29.7 x 21 cm
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$43,750
Auction Sale
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) Untitled (Hotel Residenz Berlin) signed with the artist's initial and dated 'K.88' (lower right) ink, graphite and color pencil on hotel stationery 11 5/8 x 8 ¼ in. (29.7 x 21 cm.) Executed in 1988.
Untitled (Hotel Residenz Berlin), 1953-1997
ink, graphite and color pencil on hotel stationery
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
$43,750
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Work on Paper
29.7 x 21 cm
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Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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$43,750
Description
Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) Untitled (Hotel Residenz Berlin) signed with the artist's initial and dated 'K.88' (lower right) ink, graphite and color pencil on hotel stationery 11 5/8 x 8 ¼ in. (29.7 x 21 cm.) Executed in 1988.
Untitled, 1953-1997
Sold on Dec 1, 2020
$35,000
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Work on Paper
artist's stickers, staples, and printed paper collage on printed board in artist's painted frame
85.7 x 92.7 cm
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$35,000
Auction Sale
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) Untitled signed and dated 'Martin Kippenberger 95' (lower right) artist's stickers, staples, and printed paper collage on printed board in artist's painted frame 33 ¾ x 36 ½ in. (85.7 x 92.7 cm.) Executed in 1995.
Untitled, 1953-1997
artist's stickers, staples, and printed paper collage on printed board in artist's painted frame
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
$35,000
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Work on Paper
85.7 x 92.7 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$35,000
Description
Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) Untitled signed and dated 'Martin Kippenberger 95' (lower right) artist's stickers, staples, and printed paper collage on printed board in artist's painted frame 33 ¾ x 36 ½ in. (85.7 x 92.7 cm.) Executed in 1995.
Untitled (Hotel Römerbad), 1953-1997
Sold on Dec 1, 2020
$7,500
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Work on Paper
wax crayon, ink and correction fluid on two joined sheets of hotel stationery laid down on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
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$7,500
Auction Sale
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
Description
Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) Untitled  (Hotel Römerbad) wax crayon, ink and correction fluid on two joined sheets of hotel stationery laid down on paper 11 5/8 x 8 ¼ in. (29.7 x 21 cm.) Executed in 1988.
Untitled (Hotel Römerbad), 1953-1997
wax crayon, ink and correction fluid on two joined sheets of hotel stationery laid down on paper
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
$7,500
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7% est
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Work on Paper
29.7 x 21 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$7,500
Description
Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) Untitled  (Hotel Römerbad) wax crayon, ink and correction fluid on two joined sheets of hotel stationery laid down on paper 11 5/8 x 8 ¼ in. (29.7 x 21 cm.) Executed in 1988.