Martin Kippenberger: Musik / 1979–1995 Limited Edition


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Martin Kippenberger: Musik / 1979–1995 is a limited edition boxed set that contains a CD and a book. The CD contains 21 recordings by Martin Kippenberger transferred to a single audio CD and the hardcover book has photographs and texts by Frieder Butzmann and Wolfgang Müller and interviews with Rattenjenny, Max Dax, Susanne Kippenberger, Werner Büttner, Max Hetzler, Christian Nagel, Michel Würthle, Claudia Skoda, Jeff Koons, Bärbel Grässlin, Gisela Capitain, and Christopher Wool.

In 1978, Kippenberger moved to Berlin, launched Kippenberger’s Büro (together with his future gallerist Gisela Capitain) and became the managing director of Kreuzberg’s seminal venue SO36 where he proceeded to confuse the local punks with acts like Red Krayola, Scritti Politti, Kleenex or Kevin Coyne. His own band Luxus (featuring Christine Hahn of Malaria!, among others) released a limited edition single in 1979, available in homeopathic quantities. In subsequent years, he cranked out a steady stream of further singles, with fellow painter Albert Oehlen, among others. Kippenberger’s not-so-secret love and passion, however, was swing music – expansive, and possibly pompous, big band jazz – and traces of this have found their way onto a Golden Kot Quartett release, which lists Kippenberger as its drummer. ‘Yuppi Du,’ on the other hand, makes the most of his Dadaist humor, while several versions of ‘Ja, Ja, Ja, Nee, Nee, Nee’ pay tongue-in-cheek homage to Joseph Beuys. 

This set contains the surviving works of Kippenberger and his friends with 60 minutes of music: jazz, noise and obscure sound experiments squeezed into a limited, hand-numbered CD box containing a 72-page book. Edition is in a slip lid box and banderole and is a prime example of luxurious, high-quality bookbinding. In addition, essays and writing by Max Dax (Spex), Wolfgang Müller (Die Tödliche Doris) and Frieder Butzmann are accompanied by many previously unpublished – and unseen – photographs.”

- Edition Kröthenhayn, made in Germany

- Hand-numbered edition of 1000
- Slip lid box, 72-page book, 1 CD
- Box: 6.25 × 6 × 1 inch
- 60 minutes of music
- 2010
SKU: 24987

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