Martin KippenbergerBroken Neon 1987

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Artist
Martin Kippenberger (1953‑1997)
Title
Broken Neon
Date 1987
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 840 x 590 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2005
Reference
P79118
Not on display

Summary

German artist Martin Kippenberger designed this poster for Broken Neon, a group exhibition curated by Kippenberger that took place at the City Park in Graz, Austria, between September and October 1987. The exhibition formed part of the annual Steirischer Herbst festival of contemporary art and included contributions by artists including Albert Oehlen, Joseph Beuys and Fischli & Weiss.

Though prolific as a painter, sculptor, musician and writer, the 178 posters created by Kippenberger throughout his career form a significant body of work. Normally created as screen prints or lithographs in standard advertisement sizes, they were used to promote a wide variety of events from art exhibitions to upcoming parties. From 1986 Kippenberger began to group his posters into folios, though these were united more by date than by similarity of style or function… (read more)

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