• Asger Jorn, The Minstrels of Meigle, 1966, oil on canvas, 35 x 45 5/8".

    Asger Jorn

    Fondation de l’Hermitage

    Asger Jorn spent six months with his family in a chalet near Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1953–54, recovering from the tuberculosis that had spelled the end of the Cobra movement a few years earlier. Isolated from the culture of the region, he maintained an epistolary connection with art-world friends abroad, including Enrico Baj and Pierre Alechinsky. After moving on to divide his time between the Italian coast and Paris, Jorn returned to Switzerland regularly in the 1960s, and his first international retrospective took place in Basel in 1964.

    Asger Jorn: un artiste libre” (Asger Jorn: A Free

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