No Drawing No Cry
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • monochrome
  • 29.5 x 21 cm.
  • 494 pp.
  • edition size 750
  • unsigned and numbered
  • ISBN 3883754498

No Drawing No Cry

Martin Kippenberger

No Drawing No Cry

description

A bittersweet artists' book published after Kippenberger's death to complete the Hotel-Hotel and Hotel-Hotel-Hotel trilogy. Whereas the two "Hotel" books are respite with his "Hotel" drawings, No Drawing No Cry contains only faithful reproductions of unadorned hotel letterhead. Pages and pages of it. Only one drawing can be found within. A woeful tale conceptualized by Martin prior to his death in 1997.

references

No. 149 in "Annotated Catalogue Raisonné of the Books by Martin Kippenberger : 1977 - 1997" by Martin Kippenberger, Uwe Koch, Diedrich Diederichsen, Robert Ohrt. New York / Köln, NY / Germany : Distributed Art Publishers / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2003, pp. 331 - 332.
"Sand in der Vaseline : Künstlerbüucher 1980 -2 002" by Uwe Koch, Sabine Roeder, Dorothea Klein, Klaus Pohl, Melitta Kliege. Köln, Germany : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, 2003, pp. 46.