Galerie Gisela Capitain

Martin Kippenberger

Heavy Mädel

11.02.2023 - 23.03.2023

Clear outlines, filled-in surfaces, and a muted color palette in pastel tones characterize the 52 Heavy Mädel (Heavy Gal) drawings. Created in 1990, they were executed in pencil and oil pastels on stationery from Cologne’s Hotel Chelsea—or their mirrored copies. The collage-like motifs present a sketched retrospective of Kippenberger’s oeuvre. We can discern familiar set pieces from Kippenberger’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures – including many stemming from his 1987 Peter sculptures.