Martin KippenbergerAddress to the Brainless Part II: Bankruptcies 1986

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Artist
Martin Kippenberger (1953‑1997)
Title
Address to the Brainless Part II: Bankruptcies
Ansprache an die Hirnlosen Teil II: Bankrotte
Date 1986
MediumScreenprint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 839 x 590 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2005
Reference
P79107
Not on display

Summary

German artist Martin Kippenberger produced this poster to publicise the performance Address to the Brainless Part II: Bankruptcies, involving himself and fellow artist Albert Oehlen (born 1954), at Bergische University in Wuppertal on 5 November 1986.

Though prolific as a painter, sculptor, musician and writer, the 178 posters created by Kippenberger throughout his career form a significant body of work. Normally created as screen prints or lithographs in standard advertisement sizes, they were used to promote a wide variety of events from art exhibitions to upcoming parties. From 1986 Kippenberger began to group his posters into folios, though these were united more by date than by similarity of style or function… (read more)

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