The Picasso Museum in Malaga is exhibiting the works of German artist Martin Kippenberger, from the 21st February through to the 29th May 2011. The exhibition is entitled Kippenberger Meets Picasso and will be showing approximately 50 works, including large paintings, drawings and sculptures, as well as a selection of over 60 artist’s books, catalogues and posters.
About Martin Kippenberger: Born in 1953 in Dortmund, Martin Kippenberger was one of the most versatile and innovative post-war German artists. He was also widely regarded as one of the most talented German artists of his generation and his artistic reputation and influence has soared since his untimely death in 1997.
During the last 10 years of his life he created a series of drawings on hotel stationery, which are commonly referred to as the ‘hotel drawings’. These drawings were made on 100´s of pieces of hotel stationery and in a way tells the story of his travels as he often lived in hotels for weeks and sometimes months at a time.
The exhibition at the Museo Picasso Málaga is dedicated to Martin Kippenberger´s work in Spain, where he lived in the late 1980s and became fascinated by the life and work of Pablo Picasso. This profound passion led him to paint the series Untitled (1988), from which a selection of works will be included in the show at the Picasso Museum.
Museo Picasso Málaga
The Museo Picasso Málaga is situated very close to the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Malaga. The museum holds 233 works of Picasso – painting, drawings, ceramic and sculptures. Some of the works are donated by Christina and Bernard Ruiz Picasso – which are the daughter in law and his grandchild. The museum is unique and very exciting and you can see works from the entire life of the artist.
For more information on the Martin Kippenberger exhibition, visit the official Picasso Museum Malaga website. The museum can be found at: Palacio de Buenavista c/ San Agustín, Málaga.