Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Magnus Thorř Clausen. Text by Wouter Davidts, Per Kirkeby.
Sculpture as architecture: the enigmatic, folly-esque brick works of Per Kirkeby
The first of three volumes documenting the renowned brick works of Danish neo-expressionist sculptor Per Kirkeby (1938–2018) focuses on temporary brick sculptures made for galleries and museums between 1966 and 2017, as well as a series of temporary stage sets for theater and film.
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. Edited with text by Florian Steininger. Contributions by Per Kirkeby, Robert Fleck.
Accompanying a memorial retrospective for Danish artist Per Kirkeby (1938–2018), this catalog traces the career of this exemplar of Neoexpressionist and postmodern art through more than 100 representative paintings, sculptures and drawings. Its starting point is Kirkeby’s early hardboard paintings; from there, it examines his little-known overpaintings of found paintings; abstract landscapes made from the late 1960s on; and his bronze sculptures of the 1980s that explore human corporeality, and his pseudoarchitectural sculptures.
Kirkeby rose to international prominence in the early 1980s, alongside painters such as Jörg Immendorff, Markus Lüpertz, A.R. Penck and Georg Baselitz. Unlike these contemporaries, who were mainly based in Germany, Kirkeby was mostly based in Copenhagen, and often alluded to the significance of the Danish landscape and its formations on his paintings. These works, often seen as a continuation of the Northern European landscape tradition begun by Caspar David Friedrich, evoke the textures of earth and geological shifts.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Ane Hejlskov Larsen.
Since the early 1960s, Danish painter Per Kirkeby (born 1938) has been recognized globally as one of Scandinavia’s most important contemporary artists. After a brief association with Fluxus, Kirkeby arrived in the late 1970s and early 1980s at the style for which he would become best known: a lush, gestural abstraction sensitively attuned to fluctuations in the natural world, informed by Nordic Romanticism and Kirkeby’s early training as a geologist. Edited by Ane Hejlskov Larsen, Per Kirkeby: Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II chronicles the painter’s breakthrough onto the international art scene in the period between 1978 and 1989. Featuring a complete catalog of Kirkeby’s paintings, “overpaintings” and blackboard works from this critical decade in the artist’s trajectory, this publication picks up where the first volume of the catalogue raisonné, focused on Kirkeby’s early years, left off.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Magnus Thorř Clausen. Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
This book documents a recent collaborative exhibition of Per Kirkeby (born 1938) and Lawrence Weiner (born 1942). Kirkeby presented two new brick stone sculptures built in situ at the gallery space, while Weiner exhibited new and recent text pieces mounted on the gallery walls as well as on the inside walls of one of Kirkeby's sculptures.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited with text by Siegfried Gohr. Text by Christiane Lukatis, Nils Ohlsen, Wolfgang Rihm, Minik Rosing, Asger Schnack, Richard Shiff, Paul Erik Tojner, Lars von Trier, Beat Wismer, et al.
After receiving his doctorate in geology, Per Kirkeby (born 1938) turned his attention to visual art. His experiences during various expeditions to the far north are reflected in his artistic work. Polar breezes and the gentle lapping of waves seem to permeate his paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints as well as his sculptures, stage designs, films, structures and literary works. This volume explores the range of Kirkeby's thought and creative output: the subtle color palette of his painting; the structural design of his brick buildings; the scrutiny of his vision, which is discernible in his sculptures and prints. His universal expressiveness radiates the fascination that is characteristic of explorers.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Michael Semff, Poul Erik Tojner, Ulrich Wilmes.
Per Kirkeby (born 1938) is one of the most important figures in contemporary Scandinavian art. After receiving a doctorate in geology, Kirkeby joined the Experimental Art School in Copenhagen in 1962 and began to develop the visual idiom that he continues to use to explore the metamorphosis of nature in a variety of media. Kirkeby considers himself emphatically a painter. This context of painting informs an examination of his three-dimensional works from the early 1980s, which he produced with traditional sculpting techniques and cast in bronze. Over the course of his career Kirkeby has also produced a substantial body of prints. This catalogue is the first to juxtapose the artist's drypoints and woodcuts with a series of his bronzes. A number of miniature woodcuts from the 1950s, which were believed to have been lost, have been rediscovered and are published here for the first time.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited and with text by Siegfried Gohr.
Per Kirkeby may be Copenhagen’s best-known artistic export; born in 1938, he is still based in Denmark. Perhaps due to his doctorate in geology, the metamorphosis of nature has always been a key theme for Kirkeby. Early on, he was influenced by American Pop art and Minimalism, and in recent years, he has become involved with the tradition of Nordic Romanticism. It is this blend of the rigor of Minimalism and the emotional charge of Romanticism that gives his recent, abstract works their frisson. Featuring pieces from a private collection in Switzerland, this publication is an in-depth exploration of Kirkeby’s works from the early 1980s to the present--with the exclusion of his work from the 70s, which was a transitional period prior to the development of his distinctive language. His paintings appear alongside works on paper, including his rarely-seen travel sketches.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essay by Ane Hejlskov Larsen.
This enormous catalogue raisonné will long be the seminal work on the Danish avant-garde artist and Fluxus member Per Kirkeby, best-known for his large, painterly abstractions that recall Scandinavian topography. Also a sculptor, performer, filmmaker, and writer, Kirkeby gets his lavish due here in reproductions of 350 paintings and illuminating biographical and critical context.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Clothbound, 9.5 x 13 in. / 504 pgs / 669 color / 247 bw
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2005 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 171
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883756745SDNR30 List Price: $285.00 CDN $350.00
Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Artwork by Per Kirkeby. Edited by Michael Holm. Text by Mikkel Bogh, Lars Morell, Jacob Wamberg, Jens Hoffmann, Poul Erik Tojner.
Testimony to an artist both searching for a language adequate to his experiences and hunting for experiences that can fill out the available sets and scenery, Per Kirkeby's masonite paintings from the 1960s and early 1970s are rich and many, a strange, flat mix of the provincial and the cosmopolitan--from Brigitte Bardot to the Royal Deer Park in Copenhagen, from minimalistically expressionless stripes to expressive gestures, from grottos and caves full of longing to closed, inapproachable cabins from the western mythology of Hollywood. It is all there, in its own oddly subdued, spatially illusionistic way.
Published by Gachnang & Springer. Edited by Troels Andersen.
Painter, geologist, writer, poet, sculptor, professor, performance artist, filmmaker, and scenic designer--Danish artist Per Kirkeby might be called a Renaissance man. He has published more than 60 books of poetry, essays, and novels, and has exhibited his paintings and sculptures throughout the world. This publication presents the second volume on his etchings.
PUBLISHER Gachnang & Springer
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 11 x 13 in. / 392 pgs / 45 color / 404 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/2/2002 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2002
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783906127682TRADE List Price: $130.00 CDN $160.00