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with letters, interviews, photographs, press clippings by and about the artist, and even excerpts from Jorn’s mother’s unpublished book about her son to provide readers with a broad overview.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.