Drives to the basket: deconstructing Paris

Begüm Boré offers a new perspective on menswear AW14 through the work of Martin Kippenberger

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Martin Kippenberger ‘drives to the basket’: in One Direction, artist Martin Kippenberger was in his Ford Capri driving between Milan SS14 womenswear venues. Now in Paris for AW14 menswear, Martin selects five designers for his basketball team and the players are as follows:

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GIVENCHY A/W 2014 (BASKETBALL-THEMED) AND MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, UNTITLED, 1991. PAPER COLLAGE ON PAPER

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MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, 'THE HAPPY END OF FRANZ KAFKA'S 'AMERIKA'', 1994, CONSISTING OF AN ARRAY OF TABLES AND CHAIRS ORGANISED ON A GREEN BASKETBALL COURT

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JOHN GALLIANO AW14 AND MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, 'SELF PORTRAIT', 1992

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BASKETBALL SPINNING ON FINGERTIP

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JOHN GALLIANO AW 14 AND MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, ONE PANEL OF AN EIGHT-PANEL WORK ENTITLED 'ACHT BILDE ZUM NACHDENKEN, OB'S WEITERGEHT', 1983  

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JUNYA WATANABE AW14 AND MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, 'DISCO BOMB', 1989. MIRRORED DISCO BALL WITH SYNTHETIC ORANGE WIG

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RAF SIMONS x STERLING RUBY  AW14 AND BASKETBALL IN A NET

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KOLOR AW14 BAG WITH NET 

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RAF SIMONS x STERLING RUBY  AW14 AND MARTIN KIPPENBERGER HIMSELF

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