Bjarne Melgaard (Norwegian)

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Norwegian, born 1967. Keywords: Bjarne Melgaard is a contemporary Norwegian artist working in sculptural assemblage. In a variety of installations that include paintings, videos, and mixed-media works, the artist explores themes of substance addiction, sexuality, and self-destruction. Often employing controversial and provocative imagery, he is perhaps best known for his notorious fiberglass sculpture Chair (2014), which depicts a black woman on her back while a white woman sits on the cushion of her thighs. When the work first appeared online, it ignited an outcry and drew accusations of racism, and the image was ultimately withdrawn. Melgaard was born on September 9, 1967, in Sydney, Australia to Norwegian parents and raised in Oslo, Norway. In 1992, he graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts and went on to study at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht from 1992 to 1993. He has since had exhibitions at institutions around the world, including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2006, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York in 2013, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London in 2012. He lives and works in New York, NY. (Artnet.com) FOR ME BM SEEMS TO BREAK EVERY TABOO HE ENCOUNTERS!

Untitled (Dead Hooker) by Bjarne Melgaard Institute Of Contemporary Art, Saatchi Gallery, Artist Profile, London Art, Outsider Art, Artist At Work, Art World, Figurative Art, Great Artists

Bjarne Melgaard - Untitled (Dead Hooker) - Contemporary Art

Bjarne Melgaard - Untitled (Dead Hooker) . View paintings online at The Saatchi Gallery - London contemporary art gallery.

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In Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard signed away the rights to his… Institute Of Contemporary Art, London Art, Yard Sale, Artist At Work, Aurora Sleeping Beauty, Museum, Sculpture, Fine Art, Disney Characters

Artist BJARNE MELGAARD’s Demented SoHo Yard Sale Resurrects a Stolen Sculpture - 032c

In 1996, Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard signed away the rights to his sculpture The Light Bulb Man after showing it at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum. It was bought by a business man, who succeeded in aggressively over-producing the piece in years to come. "It was all taken away from me and made almost into a souvenir shop sculpture," the artist recalls. Melgaard only recently won back the rights to the sculpture, his victory relying on his legal firm insisting on his deteriorated state of…

 Bjarne Melgaard is this week’s Real Man We Admire. Painting can be dirty work, which is just the way this well-known New York-based Norwegian . Institute Of Contemporary Art, Saatchi Gallery, Artist Profile, London Art, Artist At Work, Art Museum, Illustrators, Daddy, Artsy

Bjarne Melgaard - Untitled (Daddy...Daddy...) - Contemporary Art

Bjarne Melgaard - Untitled (Daddy...Daddy...) . View paintings online at The Saatchi Gallery - London contemporary art gallery.

Bjarne Melgaard (Norwegian, b. Untitled, Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm. Institute Of Contemporary Art, Colour Field, London Art, Painted Paper, Artist At Work, Photo Art, Oil On Canvas, Glass Vase, Colours

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Bjarne Melgaard (Norwegian, b. 1967), Untitled, 2004. Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm.

Bjarne Melgaard is an unintentional radical. At least, that’s what the divisive Norwegian artist tells me on the eve of his solo exhibitio. Institute Of Contemporary Art, Self Destruction, Scandinavian Art, London Art, Artist At Work, Art Direction, Jean Giraud, Puppies, Fine Art

Unintentional Radical Bjarne Melgaard On His “Puppy Orgy Acid Party”

Bjarne Melgaard is an unintentional radical. At least, that’s what the divisive 47-year-old Norwegian artist tells me on the eve of his solo exhibitio...

Browse artwork from select Nordic galleries at the third edition of the fair in Copenhagen. Institute Of Contemporary Art, London Art, Outsider Art, Texture Art, Art Fair, Artist At Work, Love Art, Mixed Media Art, Artsy

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Browse artwork from select Nordic galleries at the third edition of the fair in Copenhagen.

Unintentional Radical Bjarne Melgaard On His “Puppy Orgy Acid Party” Institute Of Contemporary Art, Store Image, London Art, Outsider Art, Artist At Work, Artsy, Puppies, Fine Art, Art Work

Unintentional Radical Bjarne Melgaard On His “Puppy Orgy Acid Party”

Bjarne Melgaard is an unintentional radical. At least, that’s what the divisive 47-year-old Norwegian artist tells me on the eve of his solo exhibitio...

Bjarne Melgaard - Ullpledd fra Røros Tweed, rosa/natur Jan Van Eyck, Institute Of Contemporary Art, London Art, Artist At Work, Tweed, Neon Signs, Fine Art, Rose, Art

Bjarne Melgaard - Ullpledd fra Røros Tweed, rosa/natur

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