Petersen, the son of a farmer , discovered the literature and art of classical modernism at a young age - at a time, the 1950s , when many works, authors and painters had been forgotten. In Glücksburg he founded the publishing house Petersen Press , in which he books a. a. published by Raoul Hausmann and Franz Jung . When Petersen re-published the book Das Liebeskonzil by Oskar Panizza, originally published in 1894, in 1962 , the book was put on the index and Petersen was brought to trial for allegedly disseminating pornographic writings.
In Berlin Petersen worked as an assistant to the painter Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern . In 1977 he opened his gallery in Pestalozzistraße , where he exhibited the works of many young, still little-known artists, including Martin Kippenberger and Dorothy Iannone .
Petersen died on the night of April 1st, 2006 in Berlin.
- Piero Manzoni. Life and work. Petersen Press, Berlin 1969.
Jes Petersen's wondrous journey. Distillery, 2005. Edited by Andreas Hansen .
- Jes Petersen's wondrous journey. Distillery, expanded new edition Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-941330-01-6 .
- The horse ass view of Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern . Hanser, Munich 1972.
- The automatic message . Petersen Press, Berlin 1977.
- Strontium. Correspondence with Raoul Haussmann and Franz Jung. Basisdruck, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-86163-113-X .
- Literature by and about Jes Petersen in the catalog of the German National Library
- Review of strontium at literaturkritik.de
- Dietrich Kuhlbrodt : Tyrolean censorship. In: Konkret issue 2/2006. On-line
- jespetersen.de with a short biography, obituary, newspaper articles etc.
- Jes-Petersen-Archiv in the archive of the Academy of Arts, Berlin
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Petersen, Peter Jes (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German gallery owner and publisher|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1936|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Trögelsby near Flensburg|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 1, 2006 or April 2, 2006|
|Place of death||Berlin|