The title of the book is taken from the 1974 typographic picture “Sand in the Vaseline” by Ed Ruscha.
On the left-hand pages of the illustration section, there are 15 identical reproductions of a black and white photograph taken by Kippenberger’s father. On the right-hand pages Martin Kippenberger has pasted-in coloured illustrations of collages he created using postcards and photographs collected and taken during his visit to Brazil in 1986.
Apart from the illustrations, the book contains a text co-authored by Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen (“Wenn man keine unbedingte Lust hat, über Photographie zu schreiben, schreibt man folgendes:” [When one has no particular desire to write about photography, one writes the following:]), a brief biography, a list of solo and group exhibitions and eight blank pages for notes.
— Uwe Koch (ed.), Annotated Catalogue Raisonné of the Books by Martin Kippenberger 1977–1997, Cologne, 2002. (No.41).
Düsseldorf & Hamburg: CCD Galerie & PPS Galerie, 1986.
First edition, limited to 800 copies 8vo (24.2 × 21 cm) Softcover Unpaginated [56 pp] Texts in German Publisher’s original peach-coloured paper cover with black printed text and photographic label. Sewn bound. Includes 15 tipped-in color plates and 15 b&w illustrations.
Fine. Top right of back cover paper slightly bumped. Internally fine. Item ID: 1321.