• Per Kirkeby

    Museum Abteiberg

    "It’s [Augustus Charles] Pugin’s dream of a medieval town community,” writes sculptor/painter Per Kirkeby of Copenhagen’s Grundtvig-Church and its environs, which affected him so deeply as a child and have now provided the spiritual “model” for his newest sculpture. It is the initial work in a proposed series of flat brick floor sculptures, which are unprecedented for Kirkeby. This piece, which is untitled, is especially significant in the context of this rendezvous with his childhood, that is, with that particular church. The examination of a historicizing construct from the vantage point of

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