Per Kirkeby

Danish, 1938–2018

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Per Kirkeby

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Danish, 1938–2018

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Dunkelheit III, 1990
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Oil on canvas
100.0 x 130.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Dunkelheit III. 1990/91. Oil on canvas. Verso signed, dated "1990-91" and titled. 130 x 100 cm (51.1 x 39.3 in). • Rare high-contrast composition, which is characterized by bright red, green and blue colored areas on a dark, earthen background • Kirkeby's paintings can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Center Pompidou, Paris, the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich • The artist had solo exhibitions at, among others, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Tate Modern, London, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, and at Museum Insel Hombroich. PROVENANCE: Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne (with the label on the stretcher, there with the registration number PK 576/C). Private collection Baden-Württemberg (until 2006, Ketterer Kunst June 2, 2006). Private collection Southern Germany (since 2006, Ketterer Kunst June 2, 2006). LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, auction 300, June 2, 2006, lot no. 41, with illu. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 14.18 h +/- 20 min.
Dunkelheit III, 1990
Oil on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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100.0 x 130.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Dunkelheit III. 1990/91. Oil on canvas. Verso signed, dated "1990-91" and titled. 130 x 100 cm (51.1 x 39.3 in). • Rare high-contrast composition, which is characterized by bright red, green and blue colored areas on a dark, earthen background • Kirkeby's paintings can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Center Pompidou, Paris, the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich • The artist had solo exhibitions at, among others, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Tate Modern, London, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, and at Museum Insel Hombroich. PROVENANCE: Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne (with the label on the stretcher, there with the registration number PK 576/C). Private collection Baden-Württemberg (until 2006, Ketterer Kunst June 2, 2006). Private collection Southern Germany (since 2006, Ketterer Kunst June 2, 2006). LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, Munich, auction 300, June 2, 2006, lot no. 41, with illu. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 14.18 h +/- 20 min.
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Ohne Titel, 2000
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Oil on canvas
110.0 x 200.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Ohne Titel. 2000. Oil on canvas. Verso monogrammed and dated. 200 x 110 cm (78.7 x 43.3 in). • In a brilliant color palette typical of Kirkeby's ouevre. • The meticulousness of his geological layers of the earth opens up to a landscape in a bright blaze of colors. • Paintings in such as striking coloring are among the artist's most sought-after works. • A similar painting is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (New Shadows III, 1996). • Kirkeby's paintings can also be found at Tate Modern, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. PROVENANCE: Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne/Märkisch Wilmersdorf/New York (with a label on the stretcher). Private collection Hesse (acquired from aforementioned in 2004). EXHIBITION: Per Kirkeby. Malerei, Zeichnung und Skulpturen", Städtische Museen Jena, Galerie im Stadtmuseum, Jena, June 22, 2002 - September 8, 2002, cat. no. 31, with illu. Per Kirkeby. Oeuvres récentes, Galerie Vidal - Saint Phalle, Paris, January 30, 2003 - March 22, 2003, illu on p. 21. "I am a painter and I painted a picture. And that's all I have to say. A picture won't show itself through its title or through explanations, instead we simply have to accept that it has to be 'observed'." Per Kirkeby, 1991, quote after: Per Kirkeby, ex. cat. Tate Modern, London; Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, 2009/10, p. 13. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.22 h +/- 20 min.
Ohne Titel, 2000
Oil on canvas
Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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110.0 x 200.0 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Ketterer Kunst
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Ohne Titel. 2000. Oil on canvas. Verso monogrammed and dated. 200 x 110 cm (78.7 x 43.3 in). • In a brilliant color palette typical of Kirkeby's ouevre. • The meticulousness of his geological layers of the earth opens up to a landscape in a bright blaze of colors. • Paintings in such as striking coloring are among the artist's most sought-after works. • A similar painting is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (New Shadows III, 1996). • Kirkeby's paintings can also be found at Tate Modern, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. PROVENANCE: Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne/Märkisch Wilmersdorf/New York (with a label on the stretcher). Private collection Hesse (acquired from aforementioned in 2004). EXHIBITION: Per Kirkeby. Malerei, Zeichnung und Skulpturen", Städtische Museen Jena, Galerie im Stadtmuseum, Jena, June 22, 2002 - September 8, 2002, cat. no. 31, with illu. Per Kirkeby. Oeuvres récentes, Galerie Vidal - Saint Phalle, Paris, January 30, 2003 - March 22, 2003, illu on p. 21. "I am a painter and I painted a picture. And that's all I have to say. A picture won't show itself through its title or through explanations, instead we simply have to accept that it has to be 'observed'." Per Kirkeby, 1991, quote after: Per Kirkeby, ex. cat. Tate Modern, London; Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, 2009/10, p. 13. Called up: December 11, 2020 - ca. 18.22 h +/- 20 min.
$35,280
Untitled, 1986
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
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mixed media on blackboard
121.9 x 121.9 cm
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$35,280
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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Untitled, 1986
mixed media on blackboard
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
$35,280
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121.9 x 121.9 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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$35,280
$107,100
Untitled, 2007
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
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oil and tempera on canvas
94.9 x 114.3 cm
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$107,100
Auction Sale
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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Untitled, 2007
oil and tempera on canvas
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
$107,100
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94.9 x 114.3 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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$107,100
$87,500
Untitled, 1938-2018
Sold on Dec 3, 2020
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oil, lacquer, oilstick, graphite and printed paper collage on Masonite
122.2 x 122.2 cm
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$87,500
Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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Per Kirkeby (1938-2018) Untitled signed with the artist's initials and dated 'PK 12' (on the reverse) oil, lacquer, oilstick, graphite and printed paper collage on Masonite 48 1/8 x 48 1/8 in. (122.2 x 122.2 cm.) Executed in 2012.
Untitled, 1938-2018
oil, lacquer, oilstick, graphite and printed paper collage on Masonite
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
$87,500
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122.2 x 122.2 cm
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Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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$87,500
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Per Kirkeby (1938-2018) Untitled signed with the artist's initials and dated 'PK 12' (on the reverse) oil, lacquer, oilstick, graphite and printed paper collage on Masonite 48 1/8 x 48 1/8 in. (122.2 x 122.2 cm.) Executed in 2012.
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Untitled, 2008
Sold on Nov 10, 2020
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oil on canvas
30.5 x 90.2 cm
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Nov 10, 2020
Sotheby's
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signed with the artist's initials and dated 08 on the reverse oil on canvas 35 1/2 by 12 in. 90.2 by 30.5 cm. framed: 36 1/2 by 13 in. 92.7 by 30.5 cm.
Untitled, 2008
oil on canvas
Nov 10, 2020
Sotheby's
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30.5 x 90.2 cm
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Nov 10, 2020
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signed with the artist's initials and dated 08 on the reverse oil on canvas 35 1/2 by 12 in. 90.2 by 30.5 cm. framed: 36 1/2 by 13 in. 92.7 by 30.5 cm.
£212,500
Untitled, 1938-2018
Sold on Oct 23, 2020
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oil, wax crayon and graphite on masonite
122.3 x 122.3cm
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£212,500
Auction Sale
Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
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PER KIRKEBY (1938-2018) _Untitled_ signed and dated ‘PER KIRKEBY 1978’ (on the reverse) oil, wax crayon and graphite on masonite 48 ½ x 48 ½in. (122.3 x 122.3cm.) Painted in 1978
Untitled, 1938-2018
oil, wax crayon and graphite on masonite
Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
£212,500
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122.3 x 122.3cm
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Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
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£212,500
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PER KIRKEBY (1938-2018) _Untitled_ signed and dated ‘PER KIRKEBY 1978’ (on the reverse) oil, wax crayon and graphite on masonite 48 ½ x 48 ½in. (122.3 x 122.3cm.) Painted in 1978
£325,000
Die Zeit Nagt III (The Time Gnaws III), 1938-2018
Sold on Oct 22, 2020
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oil on canvas
197.2 x 129.9cm
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£325,000
Auction Sale
Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
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PER KIRKEBY (1938-2018) _Die Zeit Nagt III__ (The Time Gnaws III)_ signed, titled, inscribed and dated ‘PER KIRKEBY Frankfurt 1992 Die Zeit nagt III’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 77 5/8 x 51 1/8in. (197.2 x 129.9cm.) Painted in 1992
Die Zeit Nagt III (The Time Gnaws III), 1938-2018
oil on canvas
Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
£325,000
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197.2 x 129.9cm
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Oct 22, 2020
Christie's
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£325,000
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PER KIRKEBY (1938-2018) _Die Zeit Nagt III__ (The Time Gnaws III)_ signed, titled, inscribed and dated ‘PER KIRKEBY Frankfurt 1992 Die Zeit nagt III’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 77 5/8 x 51 1/8in. (197.2 x 129.9cm.) Painted in 1992
€68,750
UNTITLED, 1983
Sold on Oct 21, 2020
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oil on canvas
95.0 x 115.0 cm
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€68,750
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2020
Sotheby's
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signed and dated 1983 (on the reverse) oil on canvas 115 x 95 cm; 45 ¼x 37 ⅜ in. Painted in 1983. __________________________________________________________________________ 1938 - 2018 SANS TITRE signé et daté 1983 (au dos) huile sur toile 115 x 95 cm; 45 ¼x 37 ⅜ in. Peint en 1983.
UNTITLED, 1983
oil on canvas
Oct 21, 2020
Sotheby's
€68,750
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95.0 x 115.0 cm
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Oct 21, 2020
Sotheby's
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€68,750
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signed and dated 1983 (on the reverse) oil on canvas 115 x 95 cm; 45 ¼x 37 ⅜ in. Painted in 1983. __________________________________________________________________________ 1938 - 2018 SANS TITRE signé et daté 1983 (au dos) huile sur toile 115 x 95 cm; 45 ¼x 37 ⅜ in. Peint en 1983.
$87,500
UNTITLED, 1907
Sold on Oct 2, 2020
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oil on canvas
95.3 x 114.9 cm
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$87,500
Auction Sale
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
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signed with the artist's initials and dated 07 on the reverse  oil on canvas  45¼ by 37½ in. 114.9 by 95.3 cm. framed: 46⅜ by 38⅜ in. 117.8 by 97.5 cm.
UNTITLED, 1907
oil on canvas
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
$87,500
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95.3 x 114.9 cm
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Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
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$87,500
Description
signed with the artist's initials and dated 07 on the reverse  oil on canvas  45¼ by 37½ in. 114.9 by 95.3 cm. framed: 46⅜ by 38⅜ in. 117.8 by 97.5 cm.