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For many of the paintings here I used chopsticks or branches and so forth rather than paintbrushes, in order to generate less control and not get caught up in brush-handling intricacies, and I really like the haphazard look and outcome. Similarly, many of the paintings don't have an up or down, are not tied to a single perspective, and can thus be hung in any direction.
 

Paintings (in general)
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
SOLVING PROBLEMS THROUGH ART, MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION
2007 -2014
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm

Another version of the title reads: WORKING ON ISSUES THROUGH ART, (E)MOTION & MEDITATION.

It also reads: "This really is one of the worst pieces of s . . t I ever did. Should I nonetheless just accept it?"
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
WAKE UP TO? FROM? WITHIN? YOUR DREAMS
2011
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm

Too many authorities are giving too many confusing directions.

It's curious how the words "to" and "from" interlock.

See also the animation under Projections
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
MY NEXT SHOW
2011
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
48" x 72", 122 x 182 cm

This was a planning list for my next show - it didn't go according to plan, of course.
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic, household paint, insects, feathers, found tape on canvas
VTY
2011
Acrylic, household paint, insects, feathers, found tape on canvas
48" x 72", 122 x 182 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
THREE PLUS ONE CONCEPTS
2011
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic on canvas
ANNA & DONALD
2010
Acrylic on canvas
Each 30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm

See also POLAROIDS:
1993-11-21
1995-04-26
1995-05-15A


EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and pencil on canvas
IF YOU DO IT YOU CAN, IF YOU DON'T YOU CAN'T
2008
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
18" x 18", 45.5 x 45.5 cm

After Eric Poettschacher
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
The Grass Is ALWAYS Greener EXACTLY Where You Are NOT
2009
Household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic on canvas
O-WORD REVOLVER
2008
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 18", 45.5 x 45.5 cm

The four-letter words in this "revolutionary" painting all end in “O” – Soho, Nato, Gogo, Xeno, etc.
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
+O+ +O+, LOL LOL
2008
Household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm

The German word for “dead” is "tot" - the perfect word for a perfect symmetry.
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic on canvas
VOX POP
2008
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 18", 45.5 x 45.5 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
BOT ROB, LON DON
2008
Household paint on canvas
Each 20" x 20", 50 x 50 cm

Two (of many) paintings based on the "AOL" painting.
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Dripped household paint on canvas
POP GOD
2009
Dripped household paint on canvas
Each 20" x 20", 50 x 50 cm

Two (of many) paintings based on the "AOL" painting.
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
AOL
2008
Household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm

Once in a while I find another three-letter word with O in its center, and I’ll add it to this painting.

For an animation featuring these words go to: TOP JOB
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
STUFF - ERGO SUM
2008
Household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm

Selfie/self-portrait, with assorted concepts, names, numbers, and facts essential to my life at one point.
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
BEYUS
2008
Household paint on canvas
72" x 60", 182 x 152 cm

Artists' names that came to mind while I painted artists' names. I may not be finished.
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
WARHOL (artists I like and know of)
2008
Household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm

Artists' names that came to my mind while I was painting artists' names... maybe not finished... well, I think it is.
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Poured household paint on canvas
ZENZENZENZEN (white)
2008
Poured household paint on canvas
18" x 18", 45.5 x 45.5 cm

J. S., Accord, N.Y.
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Poured household paint on canvas
ZENZENZENZEN (black)
2009
Poured household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Houshold paint on canvas
ZEN DECO - DECO ZEN
2008
Houshold paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
ZENPOP
2008
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
SIMPLY TRUST
2008
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
JESUS
2008
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic on canvas
ABC PLUS LOGOS (Blind)
2007
Acrylic on canvas
60" x 72", 152 x 182 cm

The title includes "blind" as this painting was made with my eyes closed. To make matters even more interesting and unpredictable, I painted each letter or logo many times before I went on to the next one; to make matters even more interesting and unpredictable I painted with chopsticks, and to make matters even more interesting and unpredictable the painting was standing upright while I painted.

See also: drawings/blind

EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
LOGOS IN THE UNIVERSE
1997
Household paint on canvas
62" x 48", 158 x 122 cm

P. O., New York
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
THE BIRTH OF BIG SIGNS (In the Beginning Was the Image)
1997
Household paint on canvas
62" x 48", 158 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
SO IST DAS LEBEN *
1989
Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
36" x 48", 92 x 122 cm

* THAT'S HOW LIFE IS
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
SUN-SMILEY UNDER MARLBORO
1989
Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
ca. 72" x 48", 182 x 122 cm

I. & K. M., Frankfurt
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
ME UNDER MARLBORO
1988
Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
ca. 72" x 48", 182 x 122 cm

I. & K. M., Frankfurt

See also POLAROID:
1989-10-07
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and dispersion on distressed canvas
TOD NOT BROT ROT*
1988
Acrylic and dispersion on distressed canvas
ca. 80" x 80", 204 cm x 204 cm

*DEATH DISTRESS BREAD RED
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and dispersion on distressed canvas
COME!
1998
Acrylic and dispersion on distressed canvas
ca. 140" x 80", 355 x 200 cm
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Acrylic and dispersion on distressed canvas
D R J NG H TL R M KN B NCH R
1988
Acrylic and dispersion on distressed canvas
ca. 80" x 80", 204 cm x 204 cm

"Der junge Hitler im Knabenchor" = "The young Hitler in the boys' choir." Can you spot him?
EGON ZIPPEL / Online Archive Paintings (in general) Packaging and acrylic on foam board
SELF WITH SELFIE
1986
Packaging and acrylic on foam board
6 panels, each 32" x 40", 81 x 102 cm, overall size 96" x 80", 243 cm x 204 cm

"You are what you eat," they say. I collected my food packaging and used them to "paint" a self-portrait.

See also: Download Egon

P. G., Milano
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