Martin Kippenberger

* 1953 in Düsseldorf (Germany)
† 1997 in Vienna (Austria)

He organised exhibitions at "Kippenbergers Büro", switched between theatrical performances and the world of punk rock and acted in various movies.  Kippenberger's work is shaped by a mockingly pictorial invention and by a combination of image and text with which he pushes forward into art's taboo zones. He knew how to provoke, he was a thorn in the eye of the feuilleton. Shortly after his death he was refined as an ancestor of German painting already.