JORN, Asger. Værdi og økonomi kritik af den økonomiske politik og udbytningen af det enestående. n.p. [Copenhagen]: Borgen, 1962. 144 p; 19 x 13 cm.; ill. Cover with photography of Jorn, text in red.

Published by Borgen, this is the second book released under the auspices of Skandinavisk Institut for Sammenlignende Vandalisme (Institut Scandinave de Vandalisme Compare). The title could translate as “Value And Economy: a critique of the economic policy and the exploitation of the unique”.

The back cover is a “Portrait of Christian Christensen” painted by Asger Jorn in 1933. Christian Christensen (1882-1960) was a revolutionary trade unionist, the main leader of the Danish far left between 1910 and 1921, when he joined the Danish Communist Party, before joining the anti-Stalinist opposition during the Moscow trials (1936). Asger Jorn had dedicated to his mentor Christian Christensen his “Critique de la politique économique suivie de La Lutte finale” (Paris: Internationale Situationniste, 1960). See also a photography with Christian Christensen in “Internationale situationniste” #3, p. 35 (December 1959). [Thanks to Henry for the information!]

Dedication copy from Jorn to Marita Lindgren-Fridell, dated 29 July 1963 in Silkeborg. Lindgren-Fridell (1910-1997) was a Swedish screenwriter and art historian who was a contemporary of Jorn. She is remembered for her work on art education in Swedish schools