• Post-War & Contemporary Art Da auction at Christies

    Sale 7756

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    17 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 201

    Per Kirkeby (Danish, B. 1938)


    Price Realised  


    Per Kirkeby (Danish, B. 1938)
    signed with initials, inscribed and dated 'PK/Skowhegm 31-7-91' (lower right)
    pastel and gouache on paper
    26 x 39 3/8 in. (66 x 100cm.)
    Executed in 1991

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    Gallery Campo, Antwerp.

    Pre-Lot Text

    I'm an intuitive artist, not an intellectual, I'm not a sculptor, not a writer: I'm a painter. Collapse is a key word for me my paintings have to collapse. What do they say? You have to kill your darlings, to get rid of the things you love.
    Per Kirkeby


    Antwerp-Berchem, Campo & Campo, German Artists visiting Antwerpen: Baselitz, Immendorff, Lüpertz, Penck, Polke, Kirkeby, October- November 1993, no. 28.