Item #30291 I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket). Martin Kippenberger.
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).
I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).

I Had a Vision (One of 20 Unique Copies with Watercolor Jacket).

San Francisco: Museum of Modern Art, 1991. Octavo. Deluxe Edition of what was effectively the first bibliography of Kippenberger's bookworks, published on the occasion of his 1991 SFMOMA exhibition "Put Your Eye in Your Mouth." Interspersed with a lengthy interview of Kippenberger by Jutta Koether, this artist's catalogue reproduces 72 watercolors depicting the covers from Kippenberger's output of artist's books and catalogues, with magnifying glasses perched above each of the volumes. With a corresponding bibliography printed at rear. This deluxe copy is one of 20 unique examples to which Kippenberger adds a meta structure, by contributing an original watercolor jacket that incorporates the cover design of the wrappers it's enveloping—thus including the volume within its own bibliographical scope. Each of these 20 hand-painted jackets place the magnifying glass in a different position; in this case, directly above the words San Francisco. (Koch 93; Hermes 48). A near fine copy of the catalogue, SIGNED by Kippenberger to endpaper in blue ink (1994). In a remarkably fine example of the jacket; watercolor over pencil on ivory-colored vellum (8.75 x 19.5 inches), SIGNED by Kippenberger (1991) in pencil to inner flap. A testament to the centrality of the book within Kippenberger's artistic vision.

Item #30291

Price: $45,000.00

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