Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Asger Jorn and Guy Debord | Fin de Copenhague

Asger Jorn and Guy Debord
Fin de Copenhague
Copenhagen, Denmark: Bauhaus Imaginiste, 1957
[36 pp.], 24.5 x 17 cm.
Edition of 200 [+ APs]

Shortly after arriving in Copenhagen, and immediately preceding the foundation of the Situationist International, Asger Jorn and Guy Debord reportedly robbed a newsstand of several newspapers and magazines and spent a drunken afternoon cutting up their pages to create a series of collages. The following day, thirty-two of them were transferred to lithographic plates with Jorn standing atop a ladder and dropping India ink onto them.

The facsimile was produced in 1986 by Allia and reissued in 2001. A downloadable PDF of the book can be found at http://monoskop.org/images/7/75/Jorn_Asger_Fin_de_Copenhague.pdf.

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