Martin Kippenberger: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume Three 1987–1992
Edited by Gisela Capitain, Regina Fiorito, Lisa Franzen. Text by Kirsty Bell, Michael Sanchez.
Although Martin Kippenberger (1953–97) was prolific in many mediums, it was in painting that his enduring achievements were made. His relationship to the medium was intensified by his feeling that he was working against “a perceived death of painting,” and that producing anything original was an impossibility. One famous instance of his tormented and irreverent attitude to painting was his integration of an all-gray abstract painting by Gerhard Richter (which he had purchased) into the top of a coffee table. The fruit of several years’ labor by Kippenberger’s estate, this third volume of the catalogue raisonné of Kippenberger’s paintings contains details of all works made from 1987 to 1992. The entries for these paintings include catalogue number, title, year, mediums, dimensions, inscriptions, provenance, exhibitions and bibliography. Each work is reproduced in full color, along with any relevant source materials (where applicable).