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Bjorn Skaarup

Cavalier Galleries in Art New York Fair

April 25, 2018

Art New York, presented by Art Miami, returns to Pier 94 from May 3-6 offering noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture. 


Art New York

May 3, 2017

Cavalier Galleries invites you to join us at the 2017 edition of Art New York taking place at Pier 94.
12th Avenue at 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
VIP Preview: May 3 from 2-5pm
General Admission: May 3 – 7
Our exhibition will feature the work of Bjorn Okholm Skaarup.
Please contact us to request complimentary tickets.
We look forward to seeing you at the show! Please visit us at booth #A307


Dance With Hippo Ballerina Photo Contest

February 7, 2017 - Cavalier Galleries

Dance with Hippo Ballerina Photo Contest, February 7 – March 31, 2017


On February 7, 2017, Hippo Ballerina, a monumental sculpture by Bjorn Okholm Skaarup will arrive at New York City’s Dante Park on 64th Street and Broadway. Cavalier Galleries invites you to follow @Dancewithhippoballerina on Instagram, and post your favorite pose with Hippo Ballerina on your Instagram account with the hashtag #Dancewithhippoballerina for a chance to win Hippo Tightrope Dancer, a limited-edition etching by the artist, plus two tickets to a ballet performance at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


To enter:  Follow @Dancewithhippoballerina on Instagram and post your photo with Hippo Ballerina on your Instagram page captioned with the hashtag #Dancewithhippoballerina


Read on for Official Rules...


Bjorn Skaarup's Hippo Ballerina Unveiling and Instameet

February 1, 2017 - NYC Parks

Please join us to celebrate the unveiling of Danish artist Bjorn Skaarup's monumental bronze sculpture, Hippo Ballerina. The copper tutu-clad bronze sculpture stands over 15-foot tall and is Skaarup's first US public art installation. Inspired by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen and the dancing hippos of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, Hippo Ballerina vividly illustrates Skaarup’s ability to reinterpret subjects and themes found in ancient myths, art history, modern animation, and contemporary popular culture in playful ways that are accessible to visitors at any age! Come join in the fun on Feb. 7!


Carnival of the Animals

September 28, 2016 - Washington National Cathedral

An exhibit of 8 bronze works displayed outside the Cathedral, adjacent to the west front. Inspired by Camille Saint-Saens “Carnival of the Animals”, artist Bjørn Skaarup crafted these pieces to exude a cheerful wit and whimsy that underscore the lighter side of human association with the animal kingdom. The animals represent human allegories based on their physical and spiritual traits, drawing on art history and poetry. The use of animals and especially the sense of whimsy both resonate strongly with existing imagery found both in the Cathedral’s fabric and in the longstanding traditions of cathedral imagery.


Carnegie Hall Notables visit Cavalier Gallery

November 9, 2015 - Carnegie Hall


On November 9, Notables gathered at the Cavalier Art Gallery New York for a members-only artist reception. The evening celebrated Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals, the artist’s first solo American museum exhibition on display at the Bruce Museum. The evening was capped by a trio of Ensemble ACJW musicians who performed a tribute to the animal-themed art in the gallery, with special arrangements created for this event.  This event was made possible by the generosity of Notables Committee member Matthew Holtzman, Patrick Monahan, and the Cavalier Gallery New York.


Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals

October 29, 2015 - Bruce Museum

Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals

On exhibition at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT - October 31, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Watch this video trailer promotion for Skaarup's First American Museum Show!

Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals at the Bruce Museum

This video trailer to promote the Bruce Museum exhibition, is edited from Mads Fjeldsoe Christensen film on Danish sculptor, Bjørn Okholm Skaarup.

Carnival of the Animals is Danish sculptor Bjørn Okholm Skaarup’s first American museum exhibition, presenting a contemporary bestiary in bronze. Each of the twenty animal sculptures on view offers a whimsical story or allegory to decipher, inspired by ancient fables, art history, or modern animation.