Per Kirkeby

Brick Sculpture


Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris


Press release

In the colourful setting of the glass courtyard, the twelve brick works by Kirkeby will dialogue with a place closely relatedto the history of sculpture. For about a century (1874- 1971) this grand space was indeed dedicated to the presentation of plaster copies from ancient statuary used as models for drawing classes, which was central to the education of young artists for over a hundred years.