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Re: Re: martin kippenberger has left the building

monochrom Assumes Ownership of the "Lord Jim Lodge":

Vienna (OTS) – As announced at the press conference in Berlin's Café
Einstein, the Vienna group monochrom has assumed ownership of all
trademark and usage rights of the artist Jörg Schlick's "Lord Jim Lodge".
Schlick, who died in December 2005, developed the brand name together with
Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen and Wolfgang Bauer during the 1980s.
This takeover has far-reaching consequences for numerous artistic
endeavors. In cooperation with the Berlin art consulting agency
Teyssandier-Springer, monochrom has lodged claims asserting its rights in
the affair while simultaneously inviting the owners of the works in
question to negotiate a satisfactory out-of-court settlement.

Shortly before the artist's death, monochrom purchased from Jörg Schlick
in a package deal all rights pertaining to intellectual property,
copyright, trademark, and usage in accordance with national and
international regulations.

These include:

- the trademark: "Lord Jim Lodge"
- the trademark logo: "Sonne Busen Hammer" (Sun Breasts Hammer)
- the trademark slogan: "Keiner hilft Keinem" (No one helps nobody)

Furthermore, additional agreements were made devolving to monochrom any
and every legal claim pertaining to resale rights involving the artwork
"Lord Jim Lodge".

In practical terms this means: without the agreement of the owners of the
trademarks specified above, those works that contain these trademarks may
not be used in any way. This applies first and foremost to reproduction
and exhibition.

Legal action is being considered against galleries such as the NGBK in
Berlin, Galerie Bleich-Rossi in Vienna and the Forum Stadtpark in Graz,
which in view of planned upcoming exhibitions run in danger of infringing
on these rights.

This approach is intended to create a foundation for franchising concepts
and artistic "restartups". Thus, in cooperation with Teyssandier-Springer,
monochrom is investigating the acquisition of additional trademarks with a
high symbolic value but low real capital volume. Netbase (Institute for
New Cultural Technologies, Vienna) and the artist group ubermorgen.com
(Prix Ars Electronica 2005) have been named as potential precarized
candidates for acquisition.

Download the press conference:


On Fr, 7.04.2006, 17:24, beate zurwehme wrote:
> Am 07.04.2006 um 15:22 schrieb z:
> yes of course, but i didn't know he was dead
> since 1991, i think. fact is, that in germany we have now an
> kippenberger revival, but not in his very arts, but in economization of
> second-hand memories / memorabilia, like: "martin kippenberger sent me
> a postcard 1988 and now i am famous, too. please come to my gallery."

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