Bird Observing a Flock of Dumbuggers: naughty picture, No. 3 // Fugl der iagttager en flok pjatterøve: uartige billeder Nr. 3A
Oil on canvas
21.65 x 18.11 inches
55 x 46 cm
Portrait: Signora Albissola
Ripolin and oil on paper on Masonite (laid down by the artist)
59.45 x 39.37 inches
151 x 100 cm
Gouache on paper, mounted on canvas
18.7 x 13.98 inches
47.5 x 35.5 cm
signed and dated bottom right,"Jorn 71"
Acteur en Action (Actor in Action)
Oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches
64.8 x 54 cm
signed 'Jorn' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'Acteur en action Jorn 1967' (on the reverse)
oil on Masonite
24.02 x 18.5 inches
61 x 47 cm
Asger Jorn (1914-1973) Danish
Asger Jorn was a Danish artist and co-founder of both the avant-garde CoBrA group and later the Situationist International. He is best known for his paintings, lithographs, and etchings, where he experimented with spontaneous and semi-figurative representation. Born on March 3, 1914 in Vejrum, Denmark, he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen from 1937 to 1942. As a member of social avant-garde revolutionary movements, Jorn often combined writing with images as a means of popular communication. The Silkeborg Museum of Art was renamed the Museum Jorn in 2010 in his honor.
Petzel Gallery’s exhibition of works by Asger Jorn in the spring of 2016 was the first US-based show dedicated exclusively to Jorn’s work in over twenty years. Jorn’s current exhibition Jorn + Munch at the Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark opened on February 12, 2017, and was organized by the Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway, where the exhibition was previously on view.
Asger Jorn’s work can be seen in public collections at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Tate Gallery, London; Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston, MA; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MI; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid; Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, among others.