• Flensted Mobiles Nursery Mobiles, Asger Jorn

    Flensted Mobiles / Nielsen Trading, Inc.

  • $67.00

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    Flensted Mobiles are a traditional handicraft in Denmark. The first modern designer mobile was made there in 1954. Today Flensted Mobiles is based on the Danish island of Funen, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson, where it creates its very own design fairy tales from the old village school in Brenderup. This mobile has been developed in cooperation with Museum Jorn, Asger Jorn's beautiful museum in Silkeborg, Denmark.  The four small figures in the mobile have been based on some of Asger Jorn's early sketches, done with Indian ink on paper. Jorn's sketchbooks bred a great diversity of creatures which he gave highly imaginative names to, such as Aganakker, Pikipofer and Feligramser. A sketchbook from 1939 teems with about 70 small creatures all jumbled together on a single page, some of them in pairs, other separate. The figures have been selected, graphically modified and juxtaposed in such a way that they form the letters J, O, R, N. They have been colored using Asger Jorn's palette as the point of departure. The figures are also used as an element of one of the logos at Museum Jorn, Silkeborg. The mobile expresses spontaneity, playfulness, experimentation, all of them important themes in Asger Jorn's works. Read more about Asger Jorn and his museum in Silkeborg on more info.

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