Martin Kippenberger was born in 1953 in Dortmund. He left school in his early teens and wondered through communes and various art schools. Kippenberger worked in multiple forms of art, including painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, photography and collage. Influences can be seen in works by Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. His work is clearly a commentary on many issues regarding the role of the artist in our culture and within the system of art. It is often designed at shocking and disturbing the viewer.
He has had solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. While Martin Kippenberger’s artwork has risen since his death in 1997, his market has evolved in stages. Today he is highly sought after by collectors.