They were amongst the most influential artists of their time, shaking up the world with their extravagant personae. Distinguishing themselves from other artists by transgressing and dissolving the boundaries between art and life.
Kippenberger is shown in his famous self portrait, made after he was ‘beat up’ by the public when he raised the beer prices at the notorious Berlin undergroundclub: S.O. 36.
Beuys is shown as a Fighter pilot, the role he played during the second world war.
Both Artists Myths and the way they spun these mythical stories around themselves were intricately and intimately linked to each others. As are their ways of portrayal deeply rooted in their ‘Trauma’. From this has conspired their immense body of work that ‘serves’ as such a rich source of inspiration.