Contemporary Discoveries

Contemporary Discoveries

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Bjarne Melgaard


Lot Closed

March 16, 07:28 PM GMT


25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot Details


Bjarne Melgaard

b. 1967 


oil on canvas and mixed media with garments by Eckhaus Latta

79 by 118 by 6 in.

200.7 by 299.7 by 15.2 cm.

Executed circa 2013.

Please note that this work is not available for pick up at Sotheby's York Avenue. Please contact for more information.

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

“Since the nineties, we have come to know [Bjarne] Melgaard’s oeuvre as an act of excess and abundance, as a ‘total’ work of art or ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. Melgaard is one of the few artists who feels at home in all disciplines. Painting doesn’t occupy a special place. It’s just one of many means of expression, alongside puppet shows, drawings, furniture design, sculptures and installations, as well as jewelry design and texts. The artist bends all mediums to his own will, creating a personal universe unafraid of the darkest corners of human existence. As Dante Alighieri takes us to the underworld in his Divine Comedy, to the Ninth Circle, the deepest point of Hell, Melgaard’s unwavering courage opens up Pandora’s box and accompanies us while we conquer our fears.”

– Ulrike Lindmayr, Bjarne Melgaard (Press Release), Keteleer Gallery, Antwerp, August 2021