Almine Rech is pleased to present Tursic & Mille's sixth solo show with the gallery, on view from September 7 to 24, 2022.
In May 1959, Danish painter Asger Jorn (1914 – 1973) presented “Modifications ”, an exhibition at the Galerie Rive Gauche in Paris comprised of twenty or so paintings - mostly bought at flea markets - onto which he had in turn painted abstract or figurative motifs. The part-covering operation left the original paintings visible alongside the added elements. Among these works (Dans le Mille, Détournement de paysage, Arbre arbitraire, La vie d’une nature morte…) was Le canard inquiétant , a peaceful country landscape with a little house to the right of which Jorn added a huge, garishly-coloured duckling in the impastoed expressionist style, in stark contrast with the more conventional original, itself signed “Berton” in black, bottom right. Jorn added his own signature to the “improved ” painting, also in black.
— Eric Troncy, Director of Consortium Museum, Dijon and Editor-in-Chief of Frog Magazine