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Although for a couple of decades the Danish artist PER KIRKEBY (b. 1938) has been a familiar presence at European exhibitions of contemporary art, he has been far less known in the U.S. Kirkeby is a creative mind to reckon with, a kind of polymathic creative dynamo, active and productive in many fields at once. Not only is he one of the most widely acclaimed Scandinavian painters since Edvard Munch and a prolific sculptor in brick and bronze, he has authored more than seventy books (poems, novels, essays, and over a dozen studies of individual artists from Bellini to Kurt Schwitters), made more than twenty films, designed costumes and sets for the New York City Ballet, and created title art for some of the films of his countryman Lars von Trier. In his spare time he is also an architect specializing in the design of brick houses and a university-educated geologist.
Kirkeby WRITINGS ON ART
Edited and with an introduction by ASGER SCHNACK; translated by MARTIN AITKEN

Paperback original, $28 USD
216 pages, first edition
ISBN: 978-0-88214-572-3

Kindle/iBooks edition, $9.99 USD
eISBN: 978-0-88214-573-0

SUBJECT: Art

The first comprehensive English-language collection of the writings of the highly original Danish artist Per Kirkeby. Born in 1938, Kirkeby is one of the most internationally acclaimed artists today; apart from being Scandinavia’s foremost living painter and sculptor, he also is a geologist, filmmaker, architect, writer, and poet.