- Museum number
Series: One Cent Life
Abstract image with opaque areas of dark blue, purple and red, irregular dark lines of varying lengths in dark green, yellow and red and dark blue letters, some spelling out whole or parts of words such as "GAS" and "GULP", arranged in a seemingly random order. On the right there are two vertical lines of circles, each outlined in dark green and containing the word "POP" in dark blue. The circles increase in size as they ascend. 1964
Colour lithograph on white wove paper
- Production date
Height: 404 millimetres (image, approx, irreg)
Height: 409 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 567 millimetres (image, approx, irreg)
Width: 581 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- One of 62 original lithographs by 28 international artists in the unbound artist book 'One Cent Life' by Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis (1964) (2014,7080.1(1-62)). Printed on pages 44 and 45. On the verso of the sheet, text from Ting's poem '100% Nonsense' is printed on the right hand side (p. 43) and text from his poem 'Opium Flowers Blossoming in My Heart' is printed on the left side (p. 46).
Jorn began to make lithographs in the 1940s. Printmaking was an important part of his practice and he made more than 400 prints during his career, using a variety of techniques (see Frances Carey in 'Modern Scandinavian Prints', BM Press, 1997, p. 109).
For more information about 'One Cent Life', see the Curatorial Comment for 2014.7080.1.1.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Walther Koenig Books at Frieze Masters. Presented by the Vollard Group.
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