Great Art: Martin Kippenberger’s The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s Amerika installation of 1994

Weekend art blog post now! I do love great installation art and in my little tiny opinion the greatest/best is The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s Amerika by Martin Kippenberger of the year 1994. Which was only a few years away from the artists death in 1997. So I’m back to some non-living visual artists and I do love Kippenberger’s paintings and once again this is only an intro blog post to him, well maybe you know him or not? I don’t know?

Anyway Martin was an extremely prolific artist in his life-time who was born in 1953, Dortmund, Germany and died in 1997, Vienna, Austria. I’m not going to say very much about this artwork but it does need it’s own blog post and most likely I should have included way more photos documenting it. I’ll let you make up your own minds about it, OK? I’ll just say it’s both pure insane and totally genius, which is maybe the same thing? Maybe could or does make little sense if you haven’t read Kafka too?









The song to go with this artwork today is Furniture by Fugazi from 2001 which was the final release ever of new material by that band who’s been on hiatus ever since then but never official broken-up. Because it’s only a three track single you and I might as well listen to all three songs, if you want to now? Enjoy!

Cheers 🙂

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