Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger was one of the most influential German artists of his generation. Emerging alongside Albert Oehlen and Günther Förg, Kippenberger’s work often featured caustic commentary on the art world and reactionary takes on iconic art-historical tropes. “My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions, decisions, single objects and facts, where the whole draws together to form a history,” he once explained. Born on February 25, 1953 in Dortmund, Germany, he attended the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst where he was influenced by the work of Sigmar Polke.