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Asger Jorn

Printing process of Asger Jorn’s linocuts at BORCH Editions’ studio

52 linocuts by Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) were recently discovered in the basement of his borther’s house in Silkeborg, Denmark. Nobody knew that they had been preserved. Most of the linocuts were unknown and only a few had been reproduced before.

Jorn’s family entrusted Museum Jorn in Silkeborg with the plates. The museum approached Niels Borch Jensen and his master printers to investigate their quality. The results of the test printing were so pleasing that Museum Jorn and BORCH Editions decided to publish a selection of the prints. We look forward to presenting them in a solo exhibition in BORCHs Butik, Copenhagen opening 24 August 2018.

The linocuts Jorn made between 1933 and 1939 give a rare insight into the development of the young artist. Jorn is taking the aesthetic simplification typical for the medium of linocut to the extreme, creating highly condensed black-and-white images full of contrast and dramatic effects.

The retrospective exhibition Asger Jorn: Without Boundaries was on display at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, from 22 June through 23 September 2018.

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