Nørgaard paa Strøget and the Gallery
They share the same name, and for many decades “Nørgaard” has been anchored in the Danish consciousness, whether we are talking about the fashion house Nørgaard paa Strøget or the multi-faceted artist Bjørn Nørgaard.
Bjørn Nørgaard. Re-Modelling The World.
In 2010, together with other foundations and sponsors, Nørgaard paa Strøget helped to support the extensive Bjørn Nørgaard exhibition Re-modelling the World. For the first time The National Gallery of Denmark gave the public the chance to experience a collective profile of Bjørn Nørgaard’s multifaceted art works from the 1960’s through to today. And it is largely thanks to Nørgaard paa Strøget and others that the Gallery presented this unique retrospective of sculpture, installations, actions, film and graphics.
Venus Mirrors Mirroring Venus
In addition, Nørgaard paa Strøget has also helped ensure that the Gallery will be able to exhibit Bjørn Nørgaard’s casts of the Hellenistic Venus sculpture Venus de Milo. All seven Venus casts were included in a 2005 exhibition called Venus spejler spejler Venus [Venus mirrors mirroring Venus]. Like Re-modelling the World the seven Venus sculptures also mark a milestone in Bjørn Nørgaard’s life-long and multi-faceted production and is therefore an important work in the collection of the National Gallery of Denmark. Bjørn Nørgaard’s Venuses are currently housed in the Royal Cast Collection, Toldbodgade 40, 1253 Copenhagen.
Intravenous – a major work by Per Inge Bjørlo.
Most recently, Nørgaard på Strøget has generously donated an important work by Per Inge Bjørlo (b. 1952), one of Norway’s pre-eminent living artists, to the National Gallery of Denmark. Entitled Intravenous and dating from 2011, the work can now be experienced as part of the Gallery’s presentation of its modern and contemporary collection: Danish and International Art after 1900. The National Gallery of Denmark gratefully thanks Nørgaard på Strøget for this donation.