Signed and dated on the reverse
The artist completed a masters degree in arctic geology before he became an artist.
Kirkeby's paintings can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Center Pompidou, Paris, the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich.
Kirkeby was part of documenta 7 and 9. The artist had solo exhibitions at, among others, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Tate Modern, London, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, and at Museum Insel Hombroich.