Earthquake, Inferno, and Influences in Kirkeby

Picasso has been quoted as saying, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” Per Kirkeby has impishly admitted that he “steals” whatever catches his eye. He may be visiting a museum or leafing through a book, and if something intrigues, gives him pause, he’ll make a sketch of it, draw it into his memory, perhaps for […]

Wild Horses (Couldn’t Drag Me Away)

The largest of Per Kirkeby’s paintings in our current exhibition—Untitled¬† (2009)–is a favorite of many visitors. In an interview with Director Dorothy Kosinski, Kirkeby said: I took the horses not from any kind of photos but from the famous works by Baldung Grien, who has four or five very fantastic woodcuts. So that’s a kind […]