This Fall, The Phillips Collection presents a survey of Scandinavia’s most highly acclaimed living artist - Per Kirkeby.
Per Kirkeby (Danish, b. 1938) is a painter, sculptor, geologist, filmmaker, writer, and poet. Deeply engrossed in natural history and art history, he has had an enormously prolific 40-year career. The most comprehensive display of his work in the U.S. to date.
The exhibition features an eclectic selection of 36 richly layered paintings and striking bronze models by Per Kirkeby (pronounced PEAR KEER-kay-BUH). Kirkeby’s art does not fit into a single style or movement; he believes that art, like science, is constantly in flux. His works incorporate all aspects of natural history, from the progression of humanity to the scientific evolution of the world, reflecting the artist’s considerable curiosity about the infinite variety of life.
Per Kirkeby, Untitled, 2009. Tempera on canvas, 118 x 177 ¼ in. Michael Werner Gallery, New YorkPer Kirkeby, Untitled, 2009. Tempera on canvas, 118 x 177 ¼ in. Michael Werner Gallery, New York
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