Asger Jorn

Untitled C

1958–9

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Original title
Ohne Titel C
Medium
Etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 244 x 208 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1991
Reference
P77512

Display caption

Urgency and spontaneity are essential elements of Jorn’s work. They can be seen in the roughly worked background and short, aggressive lines found in each of these engravings. In Untitled A they combine to form a vaguely figurative aspect to the central form. Untitled C takes the form of a wraithlike head with gaping mouth. Both works have echoes of children’s drawings and pre-historic art which were important influences on Jorn.

Gallery label, July 2008

Explore