Asger Jorn in Images, Words and Forms
Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess
Published in cooperation with the Museum Jorn Silkeborg in Denmark, this book uses more than one hundred full-color illustrations of Jorn’s most important artworks along with letters, interviews, photographs, press clippings by and about the artist, and even excerpts from Jorn’s mother’s unpublished book about her son to provide readers with a broad overview. Included are photographs of the artist with Pablo Picasso and Guy Debord; the founding declaration of the Situationist International and other art movements; a collection of quotes about Jorn;s home country, Denmark; and a failed dissertation submitted to the University of Copenhagen in the 1950s. Tracing the artist’s work through the early influences of Joan Miró, James Ensor, Edvard Munch, Paul Klee, and Vassily Kandinsky, the book also shows how Jorn ventured beyond painting with his later works in an effort to radically renew other forms of media, from printmaking and sculpture to ceramics and collage.
Asger Jorn, A Bad Painter?
Press reviews of the first exhibition in Silkeborg
Paris, the City of Love
Surprising discoveries and new horizons
That’s the Way You Were…!
From the writings of Jorn’s mother
On the Road
Insights into the daily life of a nomadic artist
Asger Jorn, a “Professor for Things in General”?
Refusal of a doctorate by the University of Copenhagen
A leitmotif for thinking, living, and creating
Dedications to Klaus, Susanne, Troels, Martha, Olga, Ole, Bodil, and Ib
A Word and a Blow!
The Cobra group and the Situationist International
Asger Jorn, Picasso of the North?
The Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism
Art and Politics
To every age its art, to art its freedom
Asger Jorn, Verbal Acrobat
The evolution and transformation of titles
Casa Jorn, Albissola
Refuge of a master world builder
On Everyone’s Lips
Philosophical tidbits from Jorn’s cuisine
Asger Jorn, a Sore Winner?
The refusal of the National Guggenheim Award
Jorn the Art Collector
A Glimpse into the Silkeborg cabinet of wonders
Hope Dies Last
Impressions of the attending physician during Jorn’s Last Days