(Denmark, born 1921, active US)
"I remember growing up in Copenhagen and running around my grandfather's workshop. He was a carpenter, sepcializing in building stairways. He only used hand tools - there were no machines in his shop. My father built a 32-foot sloop and sailed around the world the North Sea. He got caught in a storm, lost his mast, and floated two weeks before he was found. After being towed into shore in Norway, he cut down a tree to make a new mast and sailed home."
Pete Arenskov is a third-generation woodworker with works in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Zebrawood, ebony, birch and chacte cok
13.75" h x 4.5" dia | c. 1995
Provenance: The Lipton Collection
Featured in "The Cutting Edge: Contemporary Wood Art and The Lipton Collection" exhibition, August 13 - September 18, 2011.