Martin Kippenberger

Born in Dortmund, 1953

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.

A group exhibitions collecting the main editions produced for the art space over the years
11 Sep 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
Udo Kittelmann presents K, exhibition featuring Martin Kippenberger, Orson Wells and Tangerine Dreams.
21 Feb 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
Fondazione Prada, Milan
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