Alfred Jensen, ‘UNTITLED (from 1 Cent Life Portfolio)’, 1964, Alpha 137 Gallery

Printed by Maurice Beaudet, Paris
Published by E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland
From the legendary 1964 "One Cent Life' Portfolio of Pop Art Lithographs.
Edited by Sam Francis, written by Walasse Ting

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Signature: Signed in the plate, lower right front

Publisher: Published by E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland

ONE CENT LIFE Portfolio written by Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis, published by E.W. Kornfeld.

About Alfred Jensen

The paintings of Abstract Expressionist Alfred Jensen are based on complex systems of thought, from Pythagorean mathematics and astronomy to ancient Chinese and Mayan calendars. Jensen’s oeuvre is characterized by geometric order and symmetry, using bold, copious impasto color, often without the use of a brush. Common motifs in Jensen’s work are concentric shapes and checkerboards, rendered in unconventional combinations of color and resolutely flat. Occasionally featuring numeric symbols and incongruously informal cursive script, Jensen’s paintings connect his interest in ancient metaphysics with his innovative technique.

American, 1903-1981, Guatemala City, Guatemala