Original lithograph on white wove paper. Printed by Maurice Beaudet in Paris and published by E. W. Kornfeld, of Bern, Switzerland. Edition of 2000, unsigned as issued in the regular edition of Walasse Ting's '1¢ Life' portfolio of 1964. Superb impression with strong colors. With vertical fold in the center of the sheet as published.
The '1¢ Life' portfolio included original lithographs by both the key players in the American Pop Art scene as well as masters of European Expressionism. The album also features poems by American/Chinese artist/poet Walasse Ting who spearheaded the project which was edited by Sam Francis.
Series: One Cent Life
Signature: Signed "Jorn" in the plate
Publisher: E.W. Kornfeld
Private Collection, Berlin.
About Asger Jorn
Danish artist and author Asger Jorn, along with Guy Debord, played a pivotal role in the early development of the revolutionary movement Situationist International. Jorn began his artistic career as a painter in Paris, and he became radicalized after joining the communist resistance movement during the Second World War. He played an integral part in launching a number of movements that combined the tenets of Marxism with artistic expression, including COBRA, the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus, and later, after leaving Debord’s group, a breakaway Scandinavian movement called Second Situationist International. Jorn was incredibly prolific as an artist across all mediums, creating painting, sculpture, ceramics, and collage. In 1964 he was awarded, but turned down, the Guggenheim Award.
Danish, 1914-1973, Vejrum, Jutland, Denmark, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands