Gunnar Aagaard Andersen: Commercial Design and Experimental Art

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    Gunnar Aagaard Andersen’s relaxed approach both to art and to commercialised
    creativity positioned him centrally in the field where the two overlap.
    Other important players were the brothers Aage and Mads Eg Damgaard, who
    owned textile factories in Herning, the artistic textile firm Unika Væv in
    Copenhagen and the magazine Mobilia. These enterprises were pioneers
    within both the commercial–industrial creative field and experimental art
    from the 1950s. The industrial process, from idea and experiment to production,as well as the expanded field of visual art, was demonstrated in concrete painting and total decoration. These developments within the visual arts of the 1950s and 1960s were followed up by Paul Gadegaard, Dieter Roth, Arthur Köpcke and Paul Gernes, as well as by Aagaard Andersen himself.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975
    EditorsTania Ørum, Jesper Olsson
    Number of pages15
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Print)9789004310490
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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