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Out100: Bjarne Melgaard

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

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