Bjarne Melgaard x Bjørg Cockmonster Necklace
Bjarne Melgaard x Bjørg "Cockmonster" Necklace
18 cts Gold and Rhutenium plated
925 silver base
Rosecut diamond eyes
Chain length adjustable:
23.5 / 27.5 / 31.5 / 35.5 inches
60 / 70 / 80 / 90 cm
Pendant size: 1.6 x 1.2 inches / 4 cm x 3 cm
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Bjarne Melgaard is a contemporary Norwegian artist working in sculptural assemblage. In installations that include paintings, videos, and mixed-media works, the artist explores themes of substance addiction, sexuality, and self-destruction and often employing controversial and provocative imagery. Born on September 9, 1967, in Sydney, Australia to Norwegian parents he was 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 Whitney Biennial in 2014. He currently lives and works in New York, NY. Today, Melgaard’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, among others.