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Per Kirkeby - Ottmann, Klaus; Kosinski, Dorothy - Yale University Press
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Published in association with the Phillips Collection  
 

Per Kirkeby

Paintings and Sculpture

  • Dorothy Kosinski and Klaus Ottmann
      REVIEWS             PREVIEW             CONTENTS             EXCERPTS      

Per Kirkeby (b. 1938) is Scandinavia's most highly acclaimed artist since August Strindberg and Asger Jorn. His early training as a geologist is evident in his richly layered canvases, which are structured like geological strata, constantly in flux, expressing movement and change over time. His striking bronze sculptures of fragmented body parts, reminiscent of Rodin, are similarly based in a deep dialogue with nature.

Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture is an essential introduction to the work of this important contemporary artist, who also is a filmmaker, writer, and poet. Klaus Ottmann provides an overview of Kirkeby's career, from his early association with Minimalism and the Fluxus movement in the 1960s to his recent work, which marries the poetic and metaphysical to the scientific investigation of object matter. This handsome book also features an interview by Dorothy Kosinski with the artist that highlights his unique approach.

Dorothy Kosinski is director of The Phillips Collection. Klaus Ottmann is director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art and curator at large at The Phillips Collection.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Phillips Collection(10/06/12–01/06/13)  

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine(03/26/13–06/30/13)

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