A late lithograph by Asger Jorn that rarely, if ever, comes on the market. That’s the latest acquisition of Olla Art. It is a strong and exuberant work, which Jorn produced in Paris in the November and December months of 1972, together with two other lithographs. One of these is also in the Olla Art collection.
The lithograph, like the other two lithographs, was printed by the Parisian house of Clot, Bramsen et Georges and published by the Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hanover.
The first proofs were supervised and signed by Jorn himself. However, in January 1973 he became ill and was admitted to the hospital in Aarhus. He was therefore no longer able to sign the three editions himself. For that reason, in addition to being numbered, they are provided with a dry-stamped signature of Jorn.
The lithograph offered also contains the dry-stamp of the Kestner-Gesellschaft.
Asger Jorn, untitled, 1972
Lithograph, 71.3 x 75.5 cm (sheet), approx. 53.5 x 61 cm (image)
Van de Loo 426
In both editions of Jorn’s work catalogue, published by Galerie van de Loo (Weihrauch, 1976; Presler, 2009), the lithograph is described as number 426. The lithograph was also used as the basis for the poster of an exhibition of Jorn’s work in Hanover, organized by the Kestner-Gesellschaft in early 1973.
The copy offered is number 82 of an edition of one hundred copies, and despite its advanced age, it is in excellent condition. The lithograph is still unframed. On request, we can of course take care of this for you.
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A short biography and (much) more work by Asger Jorn can be found here.
Weihrauch, Jürgen (ed.) (1976). Asger Jorn. Werkverzeichnis Druckgrafik. Munich: Galerie van de Loo.
Presler, Gerd (ed.) (2009). Asger Jorn. Werkverzeichnis der Druckgrafik. Catalogue Raisonné of Prints. Munich/Silkeborg: Galerie van de Loo/Silkeborg Kunstmuseum.