Bjørn Nørgaard, freestanding glass mosaic with copper frame, 1989
"Manden med leeen/Høstmanden"
"The Man with the Scythe/The Reaper"
137 cm H x 50 cm W x 26 cm D
Preliminary work for the decoration: "Pavillon", Tuborg - Fredericia Brewery, Fredericia, Denmark
Mouth blown colored glass, lead, copper
136 x 51 x 24 cm
Bjørn Nørgaard (1947-) Danish sculptor, graphic artist and performance artist. He was a student at Eks-skolen (The Eksperimental Artschool) where he also meet Joseph Beuys and subsequently worked with. Bjørn Nørgaard compares Ex-school with Andy Warhol's The Factory.
He was professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 1985-1994.
Bjørn Nørgaard became known for a horse sacrifice, in connection with the disputed Exhibition Tabernacle in Louisiana in 1970, a film was made over it, Hesteofring.
One of Bjørn Nørgaards many great works of art is 17 tapestries over Denmark's history, suspended at Christiansborg Place. Queen Margrethe II decided to use a gift from the organization Danish Industri on the occasion of her 50th birthday to produce a series of tapestries tracing the history of Denmark from the beginnings to the present day. The tapestries were based on Nørgaard's full-sized sketches.