Martin Kippenberger - Contemporary Artists

Portrait of Paul Schreber

Portrait of Paul Schreber The Saatchi Gallery
 

Martin Kippenberger

Portrait of Paul Schreber

1994
1994, oil on canvas

240 x 200cm

Paul Schreber was a senior judge in Germany in the 1870s, whose mental breakdown was recorded in his autobiography Memoirs of a Nervous Illness. Like Jung and Freud, Martin Kippenberger was fascinated by Schreber’s record of life in a mental institution, and presents the viewer with an insight into Schreber’s brain.
 
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