Martin KippenbergerThis Band is Playing on Luxus 1979

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Martin Kippenberger (1953‑1997)
This Band is Playing on Luxus
Date 1979
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 355 x 216 mm
Acquisition Purchased 2005
Not on display


This poster was produced in 1979 to promote ‘Luxus’, the first single of German artist Martin Kippenberger’s punk band Grugas. The four band members appear in the photograph: Kippenberger, Eric Mitchell, Akim Schaechtele and Christine Hahn.

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 stems from early in Kippenberger’s career, predating the first folio… (read more)

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