Kempe traveled extensively in Europe and made several trips to Spain. He was interested in the School of Paris, a group of foreign artists living in Paris before WWI whose members included Picasso. Kempe was acquainted with Picasso and his cubist influence can be seen in this work. Selected collections: Brooklyn Museum, the National Museum in Stockholm and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Roland Kempe (Swedish, 1907-91)
R. Kempe and J. Torsten Ahlstrand, Sinnets berusning, Nelson and Nelson AB, 2001, p. 32-33.
Ballroom of the Hotell Arkaden (Malmo, Sweden).
(19) Width 33 Depth 2 Height 121 in. Approximately 45 ft.
Note: in unrestored, as found condition.