Kirkeby Show a ‘Big Moment for Bowdoin’ (Press Herald)

“Mordet I Finderup Lade (Regicide at Finderup Barn),” 1967, mixed media on Masonite, and, below, “Untitled (Horses),” 2009, tempera on canvas by Per Kirkeby.

“Mordet I Finderup Lade (Regicide at Finderup Barn),” 1967, mixed media on Masonite, and, below, “Untitled (Horses),” 2009, tempera on canvas by Per Kirkeby.

The Portland Press Herald praises the current Per Kirkeby exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, saying the Danish artist deserves the kind of recognition the College has accorded him.

“For all practical purposes, the museum has turned the place over to this effort on Kirkeby’s behalf. In one room, there are six large paintings including one (“Unbilled,” 2009) that may have set the world record for a Maine show,” Philip Isaacson writes for the Press Herald. “There are a variety of additional rooms, plus a room for large sculptures and an additional space for eight splendid small bronzes.”

The exhibition, Isaacson concludes, “is a big moment for Bowdoin, and a remarkable moment for Maine. It is an opportunity to see an event of the kind that only Bowdoin offers.”

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