Galerie Catherine Putman is pleased to present its third exhibition of works on paper by Per Kirkeby.
Born in 1938 in Copenhagen, the painter, sculptor, engraver, film-maker and writer Per Kirkeby was a major figure in contemporary Scandinavian art. He died in 2018 in the city in which he was born.
In a selection of prints made from the end of the 1980s to 2013, the exhibition shows the variety and printing techniques that Kirkeby used: drypoint, aquatint, wood engraving, lithography and also monotypes, another aspect of his printmaking work.
The gallery Catherine Putman is specialized in works on paper by contemporary French and International artists. Located on first floor, near the Centre Pompidou, the gallery is a place enjoying an intimate atmosphere. Catherine Putman opened this space in 2005, after years of publishing activities initiated by Jacques Putman in the 70s with artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, Max Ernst, Bram van Velde, then Genevi ve Asse, Georg Baselitz, Pierre Buraglio, Tony Cragg, Claude Viallat. Since Catherine Putman’s death in 2009, Eléonore Chatin her collaborator took over the responsibilities of the director and preserved its specificity by maintaining close relationships with its artists and by establishing new collaborations, with a particular focus on contemporary drawing.
Pierre Alechinsky • Geneviève Asse • Georg Baselitz • Pierre Buraglio • Alain Clément • Frédéric Malette • Agathe May • Jean Messagier • Bernard Moninot • Keita Mori • Georges Noël • Carmen Perrin • Frédéric Poincelet • Sophie Ristelhueber • Georges Rousse • Gérard Traquandi • Eloïse Van der Heyden • Bram van Velde • Claude Viallat