Out100: Bjarne Melgaard
Photography by Danielle Levitt
The Norwegian-born, New York–based artist has flaunted his massive, messy, possibly mad installations, paintings, and sculptures in a rapid series of group and solo shows — like this fall’s “Bjarne Melgaard: Ignorant Transparencies” — that have left the art world alternately disgusted, confused, and obsessed. The New York Times called him a “projectile vomiter”; New York magazine said work like his homage to gay porn stars who died young distinguishes Melgaard from the glut of aggressive bad-boy art-makers.
Photographed at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York City on September 16, 2013