b'Jacqueline de JongJacqueline de Jong was born in the Netherlands in 1939. Her parents were Jewish and fled the German occupation, so her childhood was one of exile and travel. In 1958 she went to London to study drama, but soon returned to Amsterdam, where she was employed by the Stedelijk Museum. In 1959 she met the Danish painter Asger Jorn and over the next decade the couple engaged in avant-garde movements together. Notable among these was the Situationist International (SI), a revolutionary group that celebrated Homo Ludens, praising the play element of culture and society. From 1962 to 1967, De Jong was publisher and editor of the Situationist Times. She also traveled and documented medieval churches for the Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism, a group in part organized by Jorn. De Jongs work is full of humor and carnivalesque anarchy. In the mid-1960s, influenced by New Figuration, Nouveau ralisme, and Pop art, she experimented with different forms and styles. A series of works on the private lives of cosmonauts is playfully erotic, a compensation for the lone-liness and weightlessness associated with space travel. Other works, such as Passage dramatique de chasse, explore desire, violence, and war. Exhibited in :Jacqueline de JongRetrospective, Muse les Abattoires, Toulouse, 20182019Galerie J. Walter Thompson, Amsterdam, 1970Private life of Cosmonauts, Galerie Zunini, Paris, 1966On se trouve dans un bain biensanitaire (La vie prive des Cosmonautes)(We Find Ourselves in a Fully Sanitary Bath [The Private Life of Cosmonauts]), 1966Acrylic on canvas92 135.295 cm 93'