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Susanne Kippenberger, Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families

J&L Books, 2011; translated from German

The richly detailed biography of the German artist Martin Kippenberger (1953-97), based on hundreds of interviews and intimate personal knowledge of his life and background.

"A tender, reasonably cleareyed, oddly gripping account of [Kippenberger's] headlong plunge through life.... [Written] in a brisk, personable style that has been sensitively translated by Damion Searls, who has also done justice to Martin Kippenberger's penchants for non sequiturs, malapropisms and skewed aphorisms (Never give up before it's too late)."
—Roberta Smith, New York Times Book Review

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