MARTIN KIPPENBERGER Kippenberger fanden wir schon immer gut. Familie Grässlin. St. Georgen. Collection Grässlin. 1994.
4to. (26.9 x 24.5 cm). pp. 424. With 392 green on white illustrations. Publisher's printed wrappers.
The Grässlin family from St. Georgen in the Black Forest, close friends of Kippenberger for many years, owns the largest collection of his works.
This book (the title translates as "We always thought that Kippenberger is great") is a catalogue of the family's collection, designed by the artist in collaboration with Sabine Grässlin. In reference to St. George, Kippenberger had the entire catalogue printed in "Black Forest Pine Green", according to the maxim "Green Forest instead of Black Forest".
From 5 June to 31 July 1994, the Grässlin Kippenberger collection was shown at the Brandenburgischer Kunstverein in Potsdam under the title "Das 2. Sein" (2nd Being). On this occasion, the catalogue was given a new dust-jacket showing a computer tomography of Kippenberger's skull, which he won in a game of Mau-Mau against Christoph Steinmeyer, a radiologist's son.
Of the c.1,000 copies produced of the catalogue, copies like this one, in the skull jacket, are very scarce indeed. £2,950
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