Give Me a Hand Before I Call You Back (opening 19 October 1991). Martin KIPPENBERGER.
Give Me a Hand Before I Call You Back (opening 19 October 1991).

Give Me a Hand Before I Call You Back (opening 19 October 1991).

13 black & white illustrations. [16] pp. Oblong 8vo, pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Graz: Galerie Bleich-Rossi, 1991.

Rare Martin Kippenberger (1953-97) exhibition catalogue, it records the installation of the show at Galerie Bleich-Rossi by the artist’s students. This catalogue’s design imitates that of an earlier Kippenberger publication, Schwarz Brot Gold (1990), but is printed on alternating blue and light gray paper. We find just two copies in North America: SF-MoMA and the Museum of Modern Art (NY).

“In 1991 Kippenberger was visiting professor at the Städel Art School in Frankfurt. Give Me a Hand is a catalogue with snapshots showing the construction of an installation by the ‘Kippenberger Class’ (Matti Braun, Andreas Höhne, Adam Kuczynski, Martin Liebscher, Tobias Rehberger, Matthias Schaufler, Tatjana Steiner, Ronald Wullems and Christian Zickler) at the Galerie Bleich-Rossi in Graz…”

In fine condition. Koch estimates that the catalogue was published in an edition of 3050 copies.

❧ Uwe Koch, Annotated catalogue raisonné of the books by Martin Kippenberger, 1977-1997 (2003) 99.

Price: $350.00

Item ID: 8198