Martin Kippenberger

1953 - 1997

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Martin Kippenberger (25 February 1953 – 7 March 1997) was a German artist and sculptor known for his extremely prolific output in a wide range of styles and media, superfiction as well as his provocative, jocular and hard-drinking public persona. Kippenberger was "widely regarded as one of the most talented German artists of his generation," according to Roberta Smith of the New York Times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Kippenberger has received more than 145,994 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Martin Kippenberger is the 177th most popular sculptor (down from 157th in 2019), the 3,886th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,945th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Sculptor.

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Among sculptors, Martin Kippenberger ranks 177 out of 190Before him are Erzsébet Schaár, Josef Václav Myslbek, Alfred Hrdlicka, Franz West, Erwin Wurm, and Salvatore Garau. After him are Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Edmonia Lewis, Sabiha Bengütaş, Francis Leggatt Chantrey, Rosemarie Trockel, and Daniel Chester French.

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Among people born in 1953, Martin Kippenberger ranks 295Before him are Michelle Hurst, Philippe Douste-Blazy, Mark Thatcher, Rachid Bouchareb, Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, and Salvatore Garau. After him are Ditmar Jakobs, Levir Culpi, John Musker, Vesna Pusić, Ana Botella, and Tony Carey. Among people deceased in 1997, Martin Kippenberger ranks 206Before him are Ted Gärdestad, Pilar Miró, Pedro Zaballa, Kathy Acker, Zaur Kaloev, and Antoine Cuissard. After him are Stubby Kaye, Jacques Pollet, Wilbert Awdry, Roger Laurent, Michael Manley, and Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr..

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Martin Kippenberger ranks 3,886 out of 5,289Before him are Kurt Biedenkopf (1930), Björn Engholm (1939), Ursula Franklin (1921), Hermann Oldenberg (1854), Andreas Scholl (1967), and George Eyser (1870). After him are Uli Stein (1954), Wilhelm Killing (1847), Walter Brack (1880), Hartmut Briesenick (1949), Rob Pilatus (1965), and Wolfgang Paul (1940).

Among SCULPTORS In Germany

Among sculptors born in Germany, Martin Kippenberger ranks 11Before him are Adam Kraft (1450), Christian Daniel Rauch (1777), Igor Mitoraj (1944), Georg Kolbe (1877), Eva Hesse (1936), and Gerhard Marcks (1889). After him are Rosemarie Trockel (1952).