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Martin Kippenberger, Dialogue with the Youth of Today (detail), 1981, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm.

Susanne Kippenberger on ‘Kippenberger’

Martin Kippenberger at the MoMA

This past Friday evening I went to the Museum of Modern Art with friends to see the Martin Kippenberger show. The show was billed as a comp.

Martin Kippenberger, UNTITLED (FROM THE SERIES OF HAND PAINTED PICTURES) 1992 on ArtStack #martin-kippenberger #art

Untitled (from the series of Hand Painted Pictures), 1992 - Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger (1953 Dortmund - Germany) was a artist known for his extremely prolific output in a wide range of styles and media as well as his provocative, jocular and hard-drinking public persona. Kippenberger was widely regarded as one of the most talented German artists of his generation. He was at the center of a generation of German enfants terribles including Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Werner Büttner etc.

: Martin Kippenberger’s Mr Lonely manages to be sparky and buoyant, melancholy and pierced all at once, in a few seemingly casual brush strokes.