Asger Jorn

Asger Jorn

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 contributed 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 to Denmark, where he spent a long period in the Silkeborg sanatorium because of his poor health. In 1953 he was among the founders of the Mouvement International pour un Bauhaus Imaginiste, a continuation of CoBrA group, and began his intensive work in ceramics. The following year he settled in Albisola, Italy, where he promoted the ceramics international meeting. Jorn’s activities included painting, collage, book illustration, prints, drawings, ceramics, tapestries, commissions for murals, and, in his final 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. From the mid-1950s onwards, 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.

Artworks and paintings by Asger Jorn for sale

Asger Jorn, pseudonym of Asger Oluf Jørgensen, was born in Vejrum, Denmark, on 3 March 1914. He is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, known for his pivotal role in the CoBrA movement. We at Bernabò Home Gallery are proud to present an exclusive selection of his artworks, available for purchase. With a rich and diverse career, Jorn has captured the attention of critics and audiences alike with his unique and innovative style.

The collection of the artist Jorn on Bernabò Home Gallery

The artworks by Asger Jorn for sale at Bernabò Home Gallery represent a diverse range of his artistic production, from paintings to ceramics, from collages to tapestries. Jorn is known for his ability to explore colour and form, creating works that capture the essence of the CoBrA movement and informal art. His creations, which also include book illustrations and wall paintings, have been exhibited in major international galleries, including the Lefebre Gallery in New York. Each artwork and painting for sale in our collection represents a significant part of Jorn's artistic journey.

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Owning a work of art by the artist Jorn means adding a piece of 20th century art history to your collection. His works and paintings, with their expressive intensity and richness of colour, represent a window on post-war artistic experimentation. Jorn's creations, with their strong visual and symbolic impact, are a valuable addition to any art collection, offering a combination of aesthetics and meaning.

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