Paris — New York

Jacqueline de Jong
Prints Off

May 16 - July 13 2024
13 rue de Téhéran, Paris
Jacqueline de Jong was born in the Netherlands in 1939 and showed a keen interest in the arts from an early age. In the early 1960s, her association with leading figures such as the painter Asger Jorn and the writer Guy Debord, both initiators of the Situationist International, quickly brought her and her paintings and prints to the European avant-garde scene of the time. In 1962 she launched the magazine The Situationist Times, which she ran until 1967 with great strength of character, bringing her into contact with a large number of artists.

Influenced in her early years by the colourful energy of the Dutch Cobra painters, she quickly moved on to explore, in a highly personal way, playful themes as well as poignant subjects such as war, migration and the emancipation of women. In recent years, her work has been widely recognised internationally through gallery exhibitions in Europe and New York, and in museums such as the Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Abattoirs in Toulouse, and the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen.

Her engraved work (lithography, silkscreen, etching, digital printing) spans six decades and remains relatively unknown, particularly in Paris, even though this is where many of these prints were produced. To coincide with the exhibition, Lelong Editions is publishing five new prints by Jacqueline de Jong, accompanied by a selection of rare works from the 1960s to the 2000s.

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