“A good artist has less time than ideas.” – Martin Kippenberger
About Martin Kippenberger
Martin Kippenberger (25 February 1953 – 7 March 1997) was a German artist known for his extremely prolific output in a wide range of styles and media, superfiction as well as his provocative, jocular and hard-drinking public persona. Kippenberger was “widely regarded as one of the most talented German artists of his generation,” according to Roberta Smith of the New York Times.
Kippenberger was born in Dortmund in 1953, the only boy in a family with ?ve children, with two elder and two younger sisters. His father was director of the Katharina-Elisabeth colliery, his mother a dermatologist. In 1984, he became a founding member of the Lord Jim Lodge.
Kippenberger’s refusal to adopt a specific style and medium in which to disseminate his images resulted in an extremely prolific and varied oeuvre which includes an amalgam of sculpture, paintings, works on paper, photographs, installations, prints and ephemera.
Martin Kippenberger died at age 44 from liver cancer.
Kippenberger’s artistic reputation and influence has grown since his death. While Kippenberger’s star has risen steadily since his death, his market has evolved in several distinct stages. His work was only considered auction-worthy toward the very end of his life, and even then, it rarely sold for more than $10,000. Kippenberger’s self-portraits have in the past achieved the highest prices.
(Source – Wikipedia)