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Per Kirkeby: Building and Painting


Per Kirkeby (b. Copenhagen, 1938; d. Copenhagen, 2018) was widely hailed as the leading Danish contemporary artist. A painter, sculptor, architect, and poet, he deftly interwove figurative and abstract art. In his works in large formats, luminous colors share the space on rugged canvases with other materials. Nature was the fulcrum of his art, which is formidably sensual, but without lapsing into romanticism. Exhibitions at the Tate Modern, the MoMA, and the Centre Pompidou and participations in Documentas 7 and 11 and the Venice Biennale brought Kirkeby to the attention of wide international audiences. For many years, Germany was the central scene of his creative endeavors—Kirkeby taught painting at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe and later at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and was close friends with Joseph Beuys, Markus Lüpertz, and Martin Kippenberger, and many others.

Pages: 200
Dimensions: 225 x 275 mm / 8.8 × 10.8”
Language: German, English
Binding: Swiss Hardcover with linen
Year: 2019
Design: HelloMe
Publisher: Distanz

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