KIPPENBERGER, Martin. Hotel-Hotel. 494 pp. Illustrated with 245 reproductions. 4to., bound in original wrappers in a new cloth box. Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 1992.
This is the first volume of Kippenberger's trilogy Hotel-Hotel, Hotel-Hotel-Hotel and No Drawing No Cry. The books each consist of collections of drawings Kippenbergerer made on stationary from hotels around the world. Kippenberger made hundreds of drawings on hotel stationery, a body of work that comes across as a kind of travel diary. Although he often lived in hotels for weeks or even months, he didn't stay at all the hotels whose notepaper he used, often picking it up from other sources. The stationery became, like so many things he encountered, a readymade material for his art. One of an edition of 950, this one unnumbered. A fine copy, rarely found thus.
Koch, Martin Kippenberger Books 1977-1997, No. 109.
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