Woodcut Print Edition Scarf Artwork by Asger Jorn (1972)

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Asger Jorn
”Message Essoristique„
From the series ‘Études et surprises’, 1972
Woodcut, 320 x 248 mm

Scarf size: 75cm x 180cm
Composition: 100% new wool
Made in India

In 1971, Asger Jorn (1914-1973) and the printer Peter Bramsen printed 16 colour woodcuts at the latter’s workshop Clot, Bramsen et Georges in Paris. 12 of these now comprise the series ’Études et surprises’ (Sketches and Surprises), one of the highlights of Jorn’s graphic production.

The prints clearly recall elements from the Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch’s (1883-1944) experiments with woodcuts where the motif is built up in the manner of a puzzle using printing plates cut to size. The wood structure forms striking patterns and, together with a varying intensity of colour, it adds a certain depth and texture to the images.

Beauty is the effect it has on people. Only in relation to man can an object be said to be beautiful or ugly. —Quote by Asger Jorn