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Bjorn Skaarup

Long John Silver’s Parrot (Captain Flint)

Bjorn Skaarup

Bjorn Skaarup

Long John Silver’s Parrot (Captain Flint)

Long John Silver’s Parrot (Captain Flint)

Bjorn Skaarup 

b. 1973

Long John Silver’s Parrot (Captain Flint)


Bronze with brown patina

26 x 16 x 12 in. (66 x 40.6 x 30.5 cm)

Attached to base: 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (21 x 26 x 4.4 cm)

Executed in 2020.




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Excellent condition

Courtesy of Cavalier Galleries

Bjorn Skaarup holds a MA in History and Art History from the University of Copenhagen, and a PHD in History from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Skaarup has also furthered his education with post-doctoral studies at the Warburg Institute, London and Columbia University, New York. In addition to his career as a self-taught sculptor, Skaarup has written and illustrated numerous books on historical, archaeological, and anatomical subjects. Skaarup’s unique sculptures draw inspiration from classical mythology, late Renaissance, as well as 20th century American pop culture, while reinterpreting both classical and modern artistic themes.