Ib Spang Olsen

Ib Spang Olsen

Illustrator Extraordinaire

– “Hand work, Spirit Work” Exhibition

Ib Spang Olsen is known for his quirky and imaginative illustrations. In Denmark he’s well-known for his illustrations of various well read children’s books such as ‘Halfdan’s ABC’ and ‘Mariehønen Evigglad’.

Posters, portraits, travel sketches, poetic and satirical cartoons, newspaper and book illustrations – Ib Spang Olsen illustrated over 600 books in his time, many of these are part of the exhibition – you get the opportunity to see never seen illustrations that were stored away in the basement of his home!

The exhibition (Håndens arbejde, åndens værk) has been on for a while but there’s still time to catch it – so take the round trip up the tower!

There’s also a workshop:

10th, 17th and 24th of January 2016 at 1pm

Rolf Vedel Petersen from the Ib Spang Olsen Gallery tells about Ib Spang Olsen’s life and artwork based on the current exhibition (in danish) – taking place at the Library Room, and it’s an open event.

You can also visit www.ibspangolsen.dk to see and purchase Ib Spang Olsen illustrations and artwork.

(The Round Tower is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users and prams due to stairs at the top.)

Exhibition dates: 21st November 2015 – 31st January 2016

Address: Rundetaarn, Købmagergade 52A, 1150 Copenhagen K

Opening hours: Everyday between 10am – 6pm

Price: Adults: 25 kr and children (5 – 15 yrs old): 5 kr