Martin Kippenberger  (German, 1953-1997) 

Martin Kippenberger (German, 1953–1997) led a brief but enormously productive and geographically varied life. Born in Germany, he studied art at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, but lived thereafter in Berlin, Florence, New York and Rio de Janeiro. Described as a Neo-Dadaist for his energetic irreverence, Kippenberger worked freely in several mediums, including painting, sculpture, and poster and book arts.

He also explored a myriad of subject matter, commenting ironically on aspects of the art world including the role of the artist in current art production, the most prominent contemporary artists in Germany (Sigmar Polke, Joseph Beuys, and Georg Baselitz), as well as examinations of canonical art history. Unfortunately, his production was hindered by his alcoholism, and he died of cancer at the young age of 44.

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Martin Kippenberger, Al Vostro Servizio


Martin Kippenberger
Al Vostro Servizio

Auction: May 3, 2014
Dr. Andreas Sturies
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Martin Kippenberger, Plakatmappe (Pop It Out)


Martin Kippenberger
Plakatmappe (Pop It Out)

Track 16 Gallery
Martin Kippenberger, Liza Minelli ist eine Verraterin


Martin Kippenberger
Liza Minelli ist eine Verraterin

Gary Nader Fine Art
Martin Kippenberger, Untitled


Martin Kippenberger
Gary Nader Fine Art
Martin Kippenberger, The Raft of the Medusa


Martin Kippenberger
The Raft of the Medusa

Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
Martin Kippenberger, Untitled


Martin Kippenberger

Jacques Dupres Collection in collaboration with Olyvia Fine Art
Martin Kippenberger, Baby Püppi


Martin Kippenberger
Baby Püppi

Luhring Augustine
Martin Kippenberger, Gescheutzen palmen im langweiligen Frankfurt


Martin Kippenberger
Gescheutzen palmen im langweiligen Frankfurt

Skarstedt Gallery
Martin Kippenberger, Egg Sock


Martin Kippenberger
Egg Sock

Skarstedt Gallery
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Martin Kippenberger, Auch dabei?, from: 13 Künstler aus Deutschland


Martin Kippenberger
Auch dabei?, from: 13 Künstler aus Deutschland, 1982-1983
color offset lithograph w/ collage


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Martin Kippenberger, Faule Sau


Martin Kippenberger
Faule Sau, 1991
ballpoint-pen, color crayon and silver point on (hotel letter) paper


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Martin Kippenberger, Der Stolz


Martin Kippenberger
Der Stolz, 1987
color serigraph


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1953   Born in Dortmund, Germany
1972   Hochschule für bildende Kunst Hamburg, Germany
1997   Died in Vienna, Austria
2011   Eggman II, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2010   Pop Life - Warhol, Haring, Koons, Hirst, …, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Amor Parvi oder Die Liebe zum Kleinen, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany
Man Son 1969. Vom Schrecken der Situation, Villa Merkel & Bahnwärterhaus, Esslingen, Germany
So Be It: Interventions in Printed Matter, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York, NY
The Fate of Irony, KAI 10 Raum für Kunst , Dusseldorf, Germany
TWENTY FIVE, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY
Modèles modèles 2, Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Pop Life: Art in a Material World, National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON
Mike Kelley / Martin Kippenberger,\ Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
FischGrätenMelkStand, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Wahrheit ist Arbeit, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
Transzendenz Inc. Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Taking Place, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Jeder Künstler ist ein Mensch, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
Happy End, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany
Compass in hand, Selección de la Colección de dibujo contemporáneo de la Fundación Judith RSe Não Neste Tempo – Pintura Alemã Contemporânea: 1989-2010 - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, São Pauloothschild - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Out Of the Office/ Ruhr 2010, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
James Ensor-Hareng Saur: Ensor et l'art contemporain, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Arts, Ghent, Belgium
2009   Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective MoMA – Museum of Modern Art in New York City, NY (solo)
Martin Kippenberger, Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Just what is it..., ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
CThe Irreverent Object,” Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NYarte Blanche IX: >Vor heimischer Kulisse<,Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig, Germany
2008   Martin Kippenberger : Grässlin Art Space, St. Georgen, Germany (solo)
Martin Kippenberger: Livres et Ephemeras 1977-1997, Florence Loewy, Paris, France (solo)
Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective, MOCA, Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA(solo)
2007   The 80’s: A Topology,” Museum Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne (solo)
Martin Kippenberger: Utopia for everyone, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
Martin Kippenberger: Invitations and Posters 1977-1997, Dickinson Roundell Inc. New York, NY (solo)
Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Vienna (solo)
2006   Dieter Roth / Martin Kippenberger, Hauser & Wirth Coppermill, London, UK
Martin Kippenberger, Tate Modern, London, UK
Ihr Kippy Kippenberger, Baerbel Graesslin Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out of Cologne, ICA: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2005   The Bermuda Triangle, Syros to Dawson City: The First Connection and 40 Drawings from the Collection of Michel Wurthle, Foundation 20 21, New York, NY
Self-Portraits, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the Eighties, Kunstmuseum Museum for Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
2003   Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Max Hetzler, Armory Show, New York, NY
Museum für neue Kunst ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2002   Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Sand in der Vaseline - Künstlerbücher ll : 1980-2000 Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Painting on the Move Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Los Excesos de la Mente Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo
Martin Kippenberger– Metro-Net Projects, Beaumont-Public + König-bloc, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
Martin Kippenberger– Hotel Drawings, David Zwirner, New York, NY
2001   Martin Kippenberger- ‘Bilder einer Ausstellung, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt, Germany
Intermedia - Dialog der Medien Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
Zero Gravity Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Wertwechsel - †ber den Wert des Kunstwerks Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, Germany
Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck - Grusslin Collection Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Let's Entertain - Kunst macht Spass Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
2000   Let's Entertain,Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Portland Art Musuem, Portland, OR
Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
'Martin Kippenberger: Hotel Drawings and The Happy End of Franz Kafka's 'Amerika',' joint exhibition at The Smart Museum and The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Open Ends, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Many Colored Objects Placed Side by Side to Form a Row of Many Colored Objects, Casino Luxembourg, Belgium
1999   Apertutto, La Biennale di Venezia Venice, Italy
Malerei, INIT Kunst-Halle Berlin, Germany
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic
1998   Castello Di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
MAK Center, Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA
Kunsthalle Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Fast Forward, Kuntverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
1997   Home Sweet Home, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Documenta X Kassel, Germany
1996   Martin Kippenberger's Villa Hugel for the spirit of the times, Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
1994   Steirischer Herbst '94, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
The Century of the Multiple: From Duchamp to the Present," Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Temporary Translation(s): Sammlung Schurmann, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Cocido y Crudo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1993   Artist's Books, Museum Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany
Travelogue, Hochschule fuer Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
1992   Ars Pro Domo, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Allegories of Modernism- Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Avantgarde & Kampagne, Staedtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
Qui, Quoi, Ou?" Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Malen ist Wahlen," Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
1991   Objects for an Ideal Home, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Buchstaeblich, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
1990   Le Disenchantement du Monde, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Artificial Nature, The House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece
1989   Investigations, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
I Triennal de Dibuix Joan Miro, Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
1987   Berlinart 1961-1987," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Room Enough , Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Grmany
Fotografie," Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
1985   Anniottanta, Gallerie Communale d'Arte, Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
1984   Kunstlandschaft Bundesrepublik, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
2002    Gitarren, die nicht Gudrun heissen Holzwarth Publications, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2002
2002    Kommentiertes Werkverzeichnis der Bücher Verlag der Buchandlung Walter König, Cologne 2002
2001    Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck - Grässlin Collection Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg 2001
2000    Bei Nichtgefallen Gefühle zurück Die gesamten Karten 1989-1997, Cologne 2000
2000    No Drawing no Cry Cologne 2000
1999    The Happy End of Franz Kafka's 'Amerika' Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg 1999
1998    Martin Kippenberger: Die gesamten Plakate 1977-1997 Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich 1998
1998    Martin Kippenberger Kunsthalle Basel, Basel 1998
1998    The Last Stop West MAK Center / Schindler House Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart 1998