Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997)
Property from a Private American Collector
Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997)

Don’t Wake Daddy VII

Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997)
Don’t Wake Daddy VII
signed and dated 'Kippenberger 94' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 39 1/4 in. (120 x 99.6 cm.)
Painted in 1994.
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2001
R. Ohrt, Kippenberger, Cologne, 1997, pp. 16, 17 and 189 (illustrated).
M. Hermes, Nach Kippenberger/After Kippenberger, Vienna, 2003, pp. 198-201.
A. Taschen, ed., Kippenberger, Cologne, 2003, pp. 189 and 222, no. 153 (illustrated).
G. Capitain, ed., Martin Kippenberger, Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, V. IV 1993-1997, Cologne, 2014, pp. 174 and 177, MK.P 1994.31 (illustrated).
Frankfurt, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Neu – Typisch (Alles was modern ist), December 1994–January 1995.
Post lot text
This work was originally presented with a plastic sign with phraseology from “Memoirs of My Nervous Illness” by Paul Schreber VII.

Lot Essay

“Persistent analysis has resulted in finding that every artist is a human being.” – Martin Kippenberger

“…Kippenberger challenged and reenvisioned the role of the artist. His was an unsettling presence, breaching the boundaries that reinforce conventions and decorum in order to articulate and objectify the connections and relationships between individuals and their culture. Kippenberger did not like to be alone….” (A. Goldstein, “The Problem Perspective,” Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective, exh. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009, p. 103)

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