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Martin Kippenberger, Ich halte mich verschlossen, Object, 1989

Estimated Price: €12,000 - €15,600

Description: Assemblage with cardboard, tape, bicycle seat and the exhibition catalog; in Plexiglas boxGermany, 1989Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) – German painter, installation and performance artist, sculptor and photographerSigned and dated ‘Kippenberger 89‘ on a cardboard boxOne of 14 unique examples of this work produced by the artist for the deluxe edition of the exhibition catalogue for ‘Das Medium der Fotografie ist berechtigt Denkanstöße zu geben’ , Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Kunstverein Hamburg 1989Dimensions of the box: 42 x 32 x 35 cmVery good conditionA typical assemblage of the artist with enigmatic content, as indicated in the title of work. Similar objects have been sold for around €24,000 in the auction marketThe assemblage is a recurring technique in the work of Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997), who was looking for a permanent extension of artistic media. In so doing, the artist raised repeatedly the question of originality and authenticity of an artwork, referring to methods of appropriation art, collaboration and delegation. Kippenberger's works are complex and often deliberately impenetrable. They indicate, however, numerous references to popular culture, politics, history, literature and the artist’s autobiography.Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 24,000 EuroCondition:The work is in a very good condition with only minor scratches to the object box. The dimensions are 42 x 32 x 35 cm.Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997)Martin Kippenberger’s work is characterized by his provocative personality and his extreme positions in diverse styles and media. Kippenberger was named the enfant terrible of his generation. He graduated from The University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, where he was inspired amongst others by Sigmar Polke. Kippenberger’s refusal to adapt to a specific style resulted in an extremely prolific and diverse work, which includes sculptures, paintings, works on paper, photographs, installations and prints. Kippenberger’s art work was honored already during his lifetime with exhibitions in international museums. Today, many of his works are on display in important museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Gallery in London. (cko) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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