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William Holden Company: The Hot Tour 4.6.91-3.9.91 3000 km Tanzania, Zaire - Martin Kippenberger


Kippenberger, Martin
First edition 16mo artist book including texts in German interspersed with 15 b&w illustrations in bright blue wraps with black titles, from a run of 1000 copies. Berlin, Wewerka & Weiss, 1991. 
Martin Kippenberger created the William Holden Company in 1991, being fascinated by the actor William Holden and believing himself to be his doppelgänger. With this invention a new chapter of his 'Magical Misery Tour' began through Tanzania and Zaire named 'The Hot Tour' under the cover name of The William Holden Company. Kippenberger had commissioned a student from the Frankfurt Städelschule to carry out the trip where he would have to cover a certain distance each day in order to collect things that he would send back in the post. These objects were then included in the exhibition The William Holden Company.

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