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View of Martin Kippenberger, “The Raft of the Medusa,” Skarstedt, New York.
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Chris Reitz

In 1996, his body bloated, his liver consumed by cancer, and his work more popular than ever, Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997) set about his final series of self-portraits. Taking Théodore Géricault’s iconic 1818–19 painting as its point of departure, and working from photographs taken by his wife Elfie Semotan, “The Raft... continue reading
Martin Kippenberger, "The Raft of the Medusa," 1996.
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Media Farzin

When Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa was unveiled in the Paris salon of 1819, there were gasps of horror (and low whistles of admiration) at its political audacity. The painting depicted a public scandal of just three years prior, the tale of a slave ship stranded at sea... continue reading

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