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Martin Kippenberger Smells by Bob & Roberta Smith

Martin Kippenberger Smells by Bob & Roberta Smith
Accession Code: wu0844
Title: Martin Kippenberger Smells
Date completed: 2001
Medium: Painting
Location Description: National Grid Room


This and the other four works in the collection are from a series in which Bob and Roberta Smith said he was “kind of undermining that idea of the hero artist, but also kind of admiring his achievements”. The appearance and layout reflect traditional signwriting but with a casual, freehand style which helps to undermine any risk of pretentiousness in conceptual art.