Martin Kippenberger shines at MoMA

I finally saw the remarkable Martin Kippenberger retrospective at MoMA yesterday, which is a must-see for anyone who doubts that the physical act of making objects holds meaning. “The career of the German artist Martin Kippenberger, who died in 1997 at 44, was a brief, bold, foot-to-the-floor episode of driving under the influence. What was … read more… “Martin Kippenberger shines at MoMA”

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Kippenberger’s complicated coherence at MOCA

Senior MOCA curator Ann Goldstein talks to Suzanne Muchnic in the LA Times about the Martin Kippenberger survey she has organized. “One can only understand Kippenberger through the breadth and volume of his practice,” Goldstein says. “He produced hundreds and hundreds of works. I have settled on 250, but that doesn’t account for the fact … read more… “Kippenberger’s complicated coherence at MOCA”

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Maria Lassnig: Embarrassment is a challenge

Viennese painter Maria Lassnig, nearly 90, has been producing work over a period of 60 years in Paris, New York and Vienna. An avant-garde pioneer with a feminist viewpoint, Lessnig’s work was included in “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution.” Lassnig continues to paint powerful, bold and introspective work that investigates human emotions and bodily … read more… “Maria Lassnig: Embarrassment is a challenge”

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NYT art reviews: Markus Lüpertz & Martin Kippenberger

Roberta Smith looks at German paintings made with a wink and a sneer. “Painting may go in and out of fashion, but its many lifesaving graces always keep it afloat. One is its capacity for what might be called beautiful sarcasm, a sly self-parody while still looking good that is cultivated by many young painters … read more… “NYT art reviews: Markus Lüpertz & Martin Kippenberger”

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