Lot 6: MARTIN KIPPENBERGER
Contemporary, Part One
May 12, 2004
New York, NY, USA
oil on canvas in four parts
Executed in 1992.
Notes: Martin Kippenberger and Michel Würthle met in 1979, the year after Kippenberger moved from Hamburg to Berlin and founded "Kippenberger's Office" with Gisela Capitain as an exhibition space. Würthle was the owner of the Paris Bar, one of Berlin's most well-known restaurants even today. In 1979, Kippenberger donated works of his own to his friend's restaurant for permanent loan. In 1991, the year before this painting in homage to his friend, Kippenberger added works by other artists to the Paris Bar exhibition, including Louise Lawler, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Ess and Zoe Leonard.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Acquired by the present owner from the above
overall: 63 by 72 3/4 in. 160 by 185 cm.
each: 31 1/2 by 36 1/2 in. 80 by 92.5 cm.
Exhibited: Basel, Kunsthalle Basel; Hamburg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Martin Kippenberger, September 1998 - April 1999, cat. no 57