See It At: Christie’s.
On view October 9–14; on sale October 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Stats: Steel, glass and light bulbs, in seven parts; dimensions variable
DIY Art: The best part about this playful sculpture by the late German conceptual artist
Martin Kippenberger is that it’s 100 percent DIY. The smartly designed seven-piece
lamp could straddle two walls or two rooms since the electrical element is
smartly compartmentalized in the top of the piece (as opposed to the base,
which, if you think about it, renders the rest of the thing delightfully
useless—except for the fact that it looks oh so cool).