A Documentary About Asger Jorn

February, 25th
Photo @Agnés Colbert
Crown Princess Mary attended the premier of Man signer ikke nej til Asger! at the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst). A new documentary about Asger Jorn on the occasion of his 100th anniversary made of Anna von Lowzow. 

Now you may think, who on earth is Asger Jorn and why make a documentary about him? Despite we have the same nationality, I also only knew very little about her because writing this post. I thought it might be a good idea to tell you some more about him and what he was doing before we go on to Mary's attendance at the premier. Asger Jorn was a famous Danish artist, graphic artist and ceramist etc. In the 1940s he began his carrier which he continued till his death about 60 years later. He wrote several books about politics, history and philosophy as well during his carrier. The biggest collection of his artworks can be found at Silkeborg Museum of Art (Silkeborg Kunstmuseum) which all includes Asger Jorn's masterpiece Stalingrad. Asger had a very significant style; bright colours and abstract figures. At Silkeborg Museum of Art's website you get an insight into his art, which thoughts he had when painting. I'm sure you can quickly see what I mean about the colours and figures. Even 43 years after his death, his artworks are still highly admired by people all over the world. So Anna von Lowzow (the woman wearing a blue dress on the photo above) and Lene Borch Hansen decided to make his 59 year old life into a documentary. Anna von Lowzow's name you may have heart before in connection with Crown Princess Mary and the Danish royal family because she is the women who is the inventor of The Royal Jewels (De Kongelige Juveler). Man signer ikke nej til Asger! is made in collaboration with Anna von Lowzow, Lene Borch Hansen and producer Louise Birk Petersen who also was the procurer of The Royal Jewels. They all worked intense to create this documentaryThe documentary is mainly told be relatives, friends and family who all knew Asger Jorn as an artist and private person. Among others we meet his son, Troels Jorn. The film shows private photos and letters, all to show what and incredible man Asger Jorn was. He fought to become famous in Denmark and now he is. Because of this new film some of his artworks was displayed the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst) in Copenhagen. Art lovers were gathered to, well of course enjoy the documentary but also the enjoy some of Asger Jorn's art including Mary. 

She was invited as the guest of honor to attend the premier. Welcomed by the instructor and creator herself, Anna von Lowzow, she arrived in an excellent mood yesterday. She had a chat with several of the others who participated and seemed to enjoy everybody's company as they enjoyed hers. Afterward Mary was given a guided tour around the gallery to see the displayed pieces of art created by the big artist himself. At several occasion Mary have told who much she loves coloured art and not to forget, her and Frederik chose very colourful pieces of art to decorate their home at Amalienborg during the renovation finished in 2010. So I think she really enjoyed watching the artworks closely on her own. 

Photo @Agnés Colbert
One of the reasons why I believe so many like Mary's style and how she mixes clothes, is the why she mixes old and new items. This I love about her! She shows clearly how to reuse clothes and accessories year after year after year. Every time in a new and brilliant way. The same applies at yesterday's outfits: something old and something new. I'd hoped for a little more colours because colours suits her so well and makes her look stunning but still this is nice and elegant. Maybe she chose black clothes for everybody's eyes to be on their colourful art? Who knows. The stylish black blouse that features sheer sleeves, we have seen before; in 2009 when Frederik and her attended the premier of the movie Ved Verdens Ende. Did you recognize it? I did, right way! Lovely to see that again after so many years. When she arrived to the National Gallery of Denmark, she was also wearing and old jacket seen the year before the blouse. In 2008 the couple were on an official trip to Iceland and here she wore this black jacket at a dinner. When I think about it, that trip was really great. So many sweet moments between Frederik and Mary. The black leather clutch from Carlend Copenhagen we have also seen before at several different events. Good quality never goes out of style. What's new? The pleated skirt of course. Despite the length, it suit her really well. I haven't been able to identify it yet but my guess is Baum und Pferdgarten because of the similar green skirt she has. Looks just like this just shorter and of course green. Did you manage to find it? The most amazing new item she wore yesterday was the pumps. Have you seen them?! If not, quick take a look. You see a photo of them below. I'm so lucky to be able to share some of Agnés Colbert's photos! If you can feel love for a pair of shoes, then I think I just feel in love with these. I really like the metallic cap-toe. My first guess on who could have designed them was Gianvito Rossi, Jimmy Choo or maybe By Malene Birger and thanks to my most wonderful reader Pernille it turns out that they are in fact from Gianvito Rossi. She added a little colours with a pair of dark green Jewlscph earrings. A beautiful pair with a drop pendant. Because of her fair skin we really had the chance to see them, also because of the low messy chignon. Dazzling! Mary also wore two of her diamond bands from Ole Lynggaard and the golden Shamballa Jewels bracelet. 

Photo @Agnés Colbert
Earrings: Jewlscph Noble Green €2,535
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Croco Envelope Clutch DKK 9,000
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Metal Mesh Cap-Toe Pumps

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