Thursday, December 6, 2012

Martin Kippenberger (Parodic Genius)

I think everyone got into MK again right after 9/11.  It seemed that there was a resurgence of interest in his work.  I think of most of the 80's artists, he was overlooked more so than others.  However, his actual importance cannot be debated.  I would not call MK visionary in a classical sense, but there was something in his play that was equally very cosmic.  I have been deeply influenced by his ideas, although I must admit, in the 90's I sort of overlooked him as well.  It was after I started working in corporate America and making art in offices that MK became a sort of spirit guide if you will.