Exhibition poster with the work, Untitled, (2004), by the world-renowned Danish artist, Per Kirkeby (1938-2018). The poster was published in connection with the Per Kirkeby exhibition at Louisiana in 2020. Per Kirkeby's works form one of the focal points of the Louisiana collection, and with this exhibition the museum offered a retrospective meeting with all the genres the artist has moved through.
No other Danish artist in the 20th century – perhaps with the exception of Asger Jorn – has explored the geography of art as widely and deeply as Per Kirkeby.
With his background as a trained geologist and later as a central member of the Danish artist group, Eks-skolen, Kirkeby has created an impressive body of work that covers virtually all genres: Poetry, writing, film, scenography, architecture, painting, sculpture and graphics.
The international recognition is indisputable – both in the wider art world and among artist colleagues, where Kirkeby appears in many respects today as an artist's artist.
Louisiana has previously – among other things with the exhibition of the artist's early pop art-inspired works on masonite in 2002 – exhibited Kirkeby to the Danish public, and a number of the artist's larger works are almost permanently exhibited in the museum's collection.
Dimensions: 90 x 70 cm