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    Sale 3065

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    1 - 2 November 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 31

    Asger Jorn (1914-1973)


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    Asger Jorn (1914-1973)
    signed and dated 'Asger Jorn 46' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    76 x 90.5cm.
    Painted in 1946

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    ‘One is often better able to describe the struggle between people, the essential, by using fantastical animals, simple, primitive, naked instincts, than by painting a specific individual situation... We should describe ourselves as human animals’ -A. Jorn

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Helge Andersen, Frederikssund.
    Holger Jugel, Aarhus.
    Anon. sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 17 June 2009, lot 15.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    G. Atkins, Jorn in Scandinavia 1930-1953, London 1968, no. 458 (illustrated, p. 366).


    Copenhagen, Galerie Gammel Strand, Gammel Strands Kunstkredts, 1965.