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A view of the Museum of Modern Art’s "MoMA Atlantic/Pacific," Feb. 10-Mar. 15, 2009, at the Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street subway station in Brooklyn
Photo by Urbanartantiques
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by Charlie Finch

Collector and bon vivant Ranbir Singh told me this tale about our late mutual friend Martin Kippenberger last week: "I was club-hopping in Tenerife with Martin and his studio assistant Michael in the late 1980s. After we had imbibed at a bar or two, Kippenberger spied a large, very heavy metal school desk on the street and says to Michael, ‘We can use this for a piece!’ Do you know, Charlie, Martin had Michael lug that desk around from club to club all night until we passed out at dawn!"


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