Asger Jorn's modifications
In the years around 1960, Asger Jorn bought at flea markets in Paris a number of paintings that society had written off as kitsch. He continued to paint on them, thus giving them a new artistic quality and meaning. Jorn called this series of works modifications and the method detournement – distortion in French. With his modifications, Jorn wanted to raise a critical discussion about the position of art in the society, the bourgeois view of art and the commercial art market.