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In pictures: Per Kirkeby

Per Kirkeby at Tate Modern

An exhibition exploring the "exceptional diversity" of work by Danish artist Per Kirkeby, has opened at Tate Modern, in London.

Per Kirkeby at Tate Modern

Kirkeby, one of Denmark's biggest contemporary artists, rose to international prominence in the early 1980s and is known for vigorous brushwork in his paintings.

Per Kirkeby at Tate Modern

The show includes the artist's pop-inspired paintings from the 1960s and early works on canvas from the late 1970s.

Per Kirkeby at Tate Modern

It also features a group of blackboard works and bronze sculptures.

Per Kirkeby at Tate Modern

Kirkeby's work appears in galleries and collections around the world - including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The exhibition runs until 6 September.

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