Song of Joy: Martin Kippenberger – Gemalte Bilder, Wilhelm Schürmann – Fotografierte Bilder (10 June-24 July 1983).
Many illus. (2 in color).  pp. 4to, yellow pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. Aachen: Neue Galerie Sammlung Ludwig, 1983.
An early and rare Kippenberger exhibition catalogue. We locate just a handful of examples in American institutions; and though it is not recorded on WorldCat, the Museum of Modern Art (NY) also has a copy. Koch estimates that it was made in an edition of ca. 800 copies.
“Song of Joy was published to accompany a group exhibition by Martin Kippenberger (‘gemalte bilder’ [painted images]) and his friend, the photographer and collector Wilhelm Schürmann [b. 1946] (‘Fotografierte Bilder’ [photographed images]) at the Neue Galerie Sammlung Ludwig in Aachen from 10 June to 24 July 1983. The catalogue contains a brief foreword [actually found at the end], a text co-authored by Werner Büttner and Albert Oehlen…”–Koch.
In excellent condition.
❧ Uwe Koch, Annotated catalogue raisonné of the books by Martin Kippenberger, 1977-1997 (2003) 17.
Item ID: 8205