For Martin Kippenberger, the therm “Peter” is a linguistic “gimmick that can be attached to other simple thingumajig to a mega-embarrassing way of making a fool of yourself.” (Jutta Koether, in: ‘Heimweh Highway 90’. Barcelona, 1990).
‘Peter’, which Martin Kippenberger based on the ‘Piero Manzoni’ catalogue published by Sonnabend in 1972, was released to accompany the exhibition of the same name the Galerie Max Hetzler in bilder” [Prize Paintings] and sculptures (“Peter”) from the year 1987, of which Diedrich Diederichsen wrote in his foreword:
“… A large part of the exhibited works are corrections through double negatives. An existing faultiness is reconstructed, a fault in the reconstruction cancels the faultiness of the given, original, but of course, maintained fault. This was the method of construction for a Spanish park-keeper’s box which he built for himself and his dog, also for a refrigerator, a genuine Gerhard Richter painting, or the ideal shelves that the assistant had had built for himself in his youth and which he single-handedly rebuilt with all the elements that can be pubescent in shelves, before Kippenberger’s masterly touch completed them. Etc. …”
— Uwe Koch (ed.), Annotated Catalogue Raisonné of the Books by Martin Kippenberger 1977–1997, Cologne, 2002. (No.47).
Cologne: Galerie Max Hetzler, 1987.
First edition 8vo (24.5 × 17.5 cm) Paperback 56 pp Texts in English and German Dust wrappers. Sewn bound. Illustrated in b/w throughout.
Fine. Light shelf wear, small tear and slight discolouration to dust jacket. Internally fine. Item ID: 1528.