pp. 4to, pictorial semi-stiff wrappers, staple-bound. New York: Edition Julie Sylvester, 1987.
Scarce first edition, a fine and fresh copy.
“The book contains 67 aphorisms, risqué jokes and questions by Martin Kippenberger in English, described as ‘Improved Papertigers Not Afraid of Repetition.’ In printing the text with handwritten corrections by Gisela Capitain, Kippenberger makes reference to his art dealer’s former occupation as a teacher.”–Koch.
In 1989 the artist published another collection of aphorisms and jokes in Gelenke I (Koch 79).
A near fine copy; some inoffensive scuffs to the upper wrapper. Among American institutions, WorldCat records copies at: Museum of Modern Art (NY), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library, SF-MoMA, Iowa, and Walker Art Center.
❧ Uwe Koch, Annotated catalogue raisonné of the books by Martin Kippenberger, 1977-1997 (2003) 58.
Item ID: 8262