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11: Dea Trier Mørch’s Den Indre By

June 21, 2010

This week I’m just going to focus on one book, and actually open the cover! For years I’ve been giving various versions of a talk and slideshow about political printmaking, and I’ve often shown a slide of an anti-Vietnam War poster image by a Danish artist named Dea Trier Mørch. I didn’t know anything about her, nor had I seen any other work by her, but this particular poster was great. Back in 2007, Icky and I took a trip to Europe, and I gave my political printmaking talk at YNKB in Copenhagen, and when that particular slide came up, everyone was like, “Hey, that’s Dea Trier Mørch!,” and they knew all about her. Turns out she was part of a Danish Marxist print collective in the 1970s called Røde Mor (Red Mother), that produced a ton of prints, including posters for the free town of Christiania, and had a very popular rock band. While in Copenhagen Icky and I scoured the bookshelves of all the used bookstores looking for things by Mørch and Røde Mor, and I came across a number of novels that she had written and/or illustrated. This week’s book is Den Indre By (The Inner City), and hopefully after looking at this post you’ll also see how awesome Mørch is…




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