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Asger Jorn and Jacqueline de Jong

Six notes between Asger Jorn and Jacqueline de Jong, 1962–69.

The Case of the Ascetic Satyr: Snapshots from Eternity, by Asger Jorn and Jacqueline de Jong, with texts by Axel Heil, Karen Kurczynski, Marc Lenot, Roberto Ohrt, and Kevin Repp. New York: JdJ/D.A.P., 2015. 2 volumes, 56 pages, 1 folder, 48 ephemera items.

EVEN THE FORMAL HEADING ABOVE will give you no sense of this book. The definition of a title, never mind the neat totality suggested by an elegant case and a cover painting, won’t help solve this case—all punning inevitable. Better to start in the middle, blank, with a fragment, a piece of pinkish-gray paper scavenged from a hotel, an office, a desk drawer, covered in a half-drunken scrawl:

my body is over the ocean

­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ bring back my body to me.

The physical source of love.

laugueovillige

­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ ­­ extremely.

­­the level of love is V love.

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