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Martin Kippenberger(German.Martin Kippenberger; b. 25 February 1953 in Dortmund — mind. 7 March 1997 in Vienna) was a German painter, sculptor and photographer, a representative of the movement of new wild, known for numerous works in a dizzying range of styles and media, as well as provocative behavior and drunkenness.

Reputation and influence Kippenberger grew up after his death. His work has been the subject of several major retrospectives, including an exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2006 and "the Problem Perspective" at the Museum of contemporary art in Los Angeles in 2008 (the exhibition was then shown at the Museum of modern art in new York in 2009).

Martin Kippenberger was born on 25 February 1953 in Dortmund. He studied at the Higher school of fine arts in Hamburg (1972-1976), where Sigmar Polke, though not taught to him directly, had an influence on him. After graduation, Kippenberger lived for some time in Italy.

Working at first with painting, he also began working in other media — sculpture, collage, photography, installation. In 1978 he moved to Berlin, where he became one of the organizers of the "Bureau Kippenberger", which organizes exhibitions of young artists. In 1979, Kippenberger has exhibited in the Kunsthaus, Hamburg, calling his show "Kommen, Kucken, Kaufen". In 1980, the artist lives in Paris, in 1981 participated in the exhibition "Panorama of Germany."

In 1984 he takes part in the art exhibition "from Here: 2 months of new German art in düsseldorf"; comes in a Box of Lord Jim among the organizers were jörg Schlick, Wolfgang Bauer, albert Oehlen.

In 1985, Kippenberger exhibited "Buying America and Selling El Salvador" at Metro Pictures Ltd in new York, a large installation consisted of a multitude of sculptural works. In this crazy jumble of objects and images, he questioned the concept of order, rationality and the need for unity.

In 1988, Kippenberger took part in the Venice Biennale. Since 1992 he has lectured on art at universities in Kassel, Amsterdam and nice, as well as at Yale University. In 1996, Kippenberger becomes laureate of Kathe Kollwitz. In 1997, the artist participated in the exhibition of contemporary art Document 10 in Kassel, and March 7, dies in Vienna due to chronic alcoholism.

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