What Asger Jorn and the SI initiated at the beginning of the sixties is one of the most used technique in contemporary practices.
Introduction to the exhibition "Detourned Paintings", Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris, 1959.
Intended for general public. Reads effortlessly.
If you have old paintings,
do not despair.
Retain your memories
but detourn them
so that they corespond with your era.
Why reject the old
if one can modernize it
with a few strokes of the bruch?
This casts a bit of contemporaneity
on your old culture.
Be up to date,
at the same time.
Painting is over.
You might as well finish it off.
Long live painting.
Electric boogie woogie
An interpretation of Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie, 1942-43.
Oil on canvas, 50 x 50"(127x127 cm)