1 - 2 November 2016
PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN FOUNDATION
Per Kirkeby (b. 1938)
signed, titled and dated 'PER KIRKEBY 1988 "ALBI" 2' (on the reverse)
oil and graphite on canvas
200.5 x 200.5cm.
Executed in 1988
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Passioniert Provokativ. Die Sammlung Stoffel, exh. cat., Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 2008, pp. 338, 350, no. 140 (illustrated in colour, p. 123).
‘A structureless painting is, to me, a painting that does not matter. Structure mirrors your degree of responsibility toward the work. You can’t just let it float around in pretty colours. It needs a kind of core. But this is an inner structure. It does correspond to being a geologist - the metaphor may be trite, but it works. Like when you see these breathtaking mountains in strange colours in eastern Greenland. As a geologist, you want to know what exactly they’re doing’ -P. Kirkeby
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