Ina Barfuss, Hans Siebert, Thomas Wachweger: Vom Jugendstil zum Freistiel (6 December 1981-20 January 1982). Hans SIEBERT, Martin, pseudonym for KIPPENBERGER.
Ina Barfuss, Hans Siebert, Thomas Wachweger: Vom Jugendstil zum Freistiel (6 December 1981-20 January 1982).

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Ina Barfuss, Hans Siebert, Thomas Wachweger: Vom Jugendstil zum Freistiel (6 December 1981-20 January 1982).

Black & white illus. throughout. 34 pp. Small 4to, pictorial wrappers (designed by Barfuß), staple-bound. Berlin: Happy-Happy, 1981.

One of the earliest exhibition catalogues in which Kippenberger (1953-97) features, albeit here under the pseudonym “Hans Siebert.” The real Hans Siebert was a poster artist who executed the paintings in Kippenberger’s Leiber Maler, male mir series. Among American institutions, we could only one example of this catalogue, held by the Museum of Modern Art (NY).

It reproduces approximately 15 of Kippenberger’s early paintings and drawings. The graphic upper wrapper was designed by Ina Barfuß (b. 1949). “Siebert” is pictured on the lower wrapper alongside Wachweger (1943-2015) and Barfuß.

In fine condition. The MoMA Library entry for the present catalogue does not make the connection between “Siebert” and Kippenberger. This catalogue was published in an edition of 1000 copies and is very scarce.

❧ Uwe Koch, Annotated catalogue raisonné of the books by Martin Kippenberger, 1977-1997 (2003) 12.

Price: $350.00

Item ID: 8206