Thursday, August 1, 2013
Martin Kippenberger | Untouched & Unprinted Paper
Untouched & Unprinted Paper
New York City, USA: Printed Matter, 1990
24 x 15 x 5 cm., loose leaves in slipcase
Edition of 50 signed and numbered copies
A slipcased ream of pristine paper wrapped in kraft paper and sealed with brown paper tape (the removal of which results in the destruction of the artwork). The artist has neither printed on nor touched the stack.
Furthering the remove of the 'hand of the artist' - it's reported that Kippenberger also didn't even see the paper. The work's label on the front of the ream was signed by the artist and mailed to Printed Matter from California, where he was teaching. When the publisher mailed Kippenberger his artist copies of the edition to the same address, they were somehow lost in transit.