Artaud's Cross (Artauds Kreuz)

MAKER:
Artist

Martin Kippenberger ( German, 1953 - 1997 )

DATE:
1987
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General Description

Martin Kippenberger's art combines a range of approaches and media, including sculpture fashioned from unusual materials, as in this work: a wooden structure interwoven with interlocking plastic elements. The title pays homage to Antonin Artaud, the early 20th-century French author whose idea of a "theatre of the absurd" is one of the cornerstones of modern art's reliance on irrationality as both a method and a subject.

Adapted from

DMA unpublished material.