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Asger JORN

1914–1973, Denmark/Sweden

Name: Asger JORN
Birth: 1914, 3/3, Denmark
Died: 1973, 1/5, Denmark

Asger Jorn was born Asger Oluf Jørgensen in Vejrum, Jutland, Denmark, on March 3, 1914. He visited Paris in the fall of 1936, where he studied at Fernand Léger’s Académie Contemporaine. During the war Jorn remained in Denmark, painting canvases that reflect the influence of James Ensor, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Joan Miró and contributing to the magazine Helhesten.

Jorn traveled to Swedish Lapland in the summer of 1946, met Constant in Paris that fall, and spent six months in Djerba, Tunisia, in 1947–48. His first solo exhibition in Paris took place in 1948 at the Galerie Breteau. At about the same time the COBRA (an acronym for Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam) movement was founded by Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Jorn, and Joseph Noiret. The group’s unifying doctrine was the complete freedom of expression with an emphasis on color and brushwork. Jorn edited monographs of the Bibliothèque Cobra before disassociating himself from the movement.

In 1951 Jorn returned, poor and ill, to Silkeborg, his hometown in Denmark. He began his intensive work in ceramics in 1953. The following year he settled in Albisola, Italy, and participated in a continuation of COBRA called Mouvement International pour un Bauhaus [more] Imaginiste. Jorn’s activities included painting, collage, book illustration, prints, drawings, ceramics, tapestries, commissions for murals, and, in his last years, sculpture. He participated in the Situationist International movement from 1957 to 1961 and worked on a study of early Scandinavian art between 1961 and 1965. After the mid-1950s Jorn divided his time between Paris and Albisola. His first solo show in New York took place in 1962 at the Lefebre Gallery. From 1966 Jorn concentrated on oil painting and traveled frequently, visiting Cuba, England and Scotland, the United States, and the Orient. Jorn died on May 1, 1973, in Aarhus, Denmark.

Source: http://www.belart.se/artists/asger_jorn/

Foreign Ambassador Presents A Jet Fighter To The Nation As A Gift by Asger JORN

Foreign Ambassador Presents A Jet Fighter To The Nation As A Gift (Executed in 1949-1950)

Price SEK 700,000 (€75,593)
Estimated SEK 500,000–600,000
Entrée De Secours: 2 Plates by Asger JORN

Entrée De Secours: 2 Plates (1971)

Price SEK 14,000 (€1,547)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
Komposition Med Häst by Asger JORN

Komposition Med Häst (-67)

Price SEK 331,500 (€38,587)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated SEK 175,000–200,000
Tordenbyger Og Skypumpe Over Havet by Asger JORN

Tordenbyger Og Skypumpe Over Havet (1966)

Price SEK 400,000 (€44,868)
Estimated SEK 500,000–600,000
Paysage Envisagé by Asger JORN

Paysage Envisagé (-67)

Price SEK 240,000 (€26,587)
Estimated SEK 400,000–500,000
Röd Figur by Asger JORN

Röd Figur (1946)

Price SEK 150,000 (€16,292)
Estimated SEK 180,000–200,000
Untitled by Asger JORN

Untitled (1958)

Price SEK 5,000 (€523)
Estimated SEK 5,000–6,000
études Et Surprises: Gravitation Aggravée by Asger JORN

études Et Surprises: Gravitation Aggravée (1972)

Price SEK 5,500 (€575)
Estimated SEK 3,000–4,000
Dans Le Sillage D’if-aube by Asger JORN

Dans Le Sillage D’if-aube (1972)

Price SEK 6,500 (€673)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Untitled by Asger JORN

Untitled (1945)

Price SEK 3,600 (€359)
Estimated SEK 1,500–2,000
Untitled by Asger JORN

Untitled (1959)

Price SEK 4,000 (€407)
Estimated SEK 2,000–3,000
Skyggernes Dans by Asger JORN

Skyggernes Dans (1966)

Price SEK 640,000 (€60,346)
Estimated SEK 400,000–600,000

Held Og Hasard (79 Linocuts In Colour) (Original edition 1952)

Price SEK 20,000 (€1,886)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Violon De Jorn by Asger JORN

Violon De Jorn (1958)

Price SEK 17,000 (€1,559)
Estimated SEK 2,000–3,000
Komposition by Asger JORN

Komposition (-67)

Price SEK 6,000 (€545)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000