Martin Kippenberger - Contemporary Artists

Self Portrait

Self Portrait The Saatchi Gallery

Martin Kippenberger

Self Portrait

oil on canvas

200 x 240cm

In Martin Kippenberger’s remarkable series of self-portraits from 1988, he pictures himself with a touching lack of vanity. An exaggerated beer belly, folds of fat, a thick neck, and dejected posture present a melancholic, awkward and somewhat grumpy figure. He wears immense white underpants pulled up high on his hips – rather like a well-known photograph of Picasso.
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