Martin KippenbergerGraphics I 1993

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Artist
Martin Kippenberger (1953‑1997)
Title
Graphics I
Grafica I
Date 1993
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 840 x 598 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2005
Reference
P79163
Not on display

Summary

German artist Martin Kippenberger designed this poster on the occasion of an exhibition of graphic work by an international group of artists, staged in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1993. The reversed text reads ‘Es ist ein Segen, daß es uns gibt’ (It is a blessing that we exist), along with letters referring to the countries represented.

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. This work, however, was never included in such a folio… (read more)

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