Item ID: 9144 Psychobuildings. Martin KIPPENBERGER.


114 black & white photographic illus. Unpaginated. Small 8vo (169 x 120 mm.), geometric softcover, title on spine. Cologne: Walther König, 1988.

Signed copy of this scarce photographic artist’s book by Martin Kippenberger (1953-97). It mimics the recognizable design of books produced by Merve Verlag, which had published Frauen (1980), one of the artist’s earliest books. Kippenberger has inscribed the lower cover, dated “88.”

“Originally, Martin Kippenberger intended to have Psychobuildings published by Merve. When the project was abandoned due to a misunderstanding, he had the book published ‘…in the reversed layout of Merve…and presents, contextually aware, only photographs…The photographs are presented devoid of comment, and at first sight it seems as if they record only observations in urban space, architectural situations…”–Ohrt in Koch.

In near fine condition; faint discoloration to the covers. Edition of 1000 copies.

❧ Uwe Koch, ed., Annotated Catalogue Raisonné of the books by Martin Kippenberger, 1977-1997 (2003) 63.

Price: $550.00

Item ID: 9144