The Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) wrote and drew “Troels Jorn’s Book about the Hungry Lion, the Happy Elephant, the Little Mouse and Jens pissant” for his son Troels Jorn (born 1945) in the winter of 1949/1950. It was a gift from afar for his youngest, as at this time he was no longer living with his wife, Kirsten Lyngborg, and their three children.
Troels Jorn’s Book, published for the first time in English, is both a picture book for children and an artist’s book.
This is one of those rare exemples where artists made for the you a special book. Beside this book i know of a few others.They all have one thing in common. Now that they have reached artist book status . the reprints are perhaps even better than the originals. The book i have now for sale at www.ftn-books.com is published by the Silkeborg Kunstmuseum in 1981 and has kept all the qualities of the original.