Psychopathological Notebook by Bjarne Melgaard

Published by Karma (2016)
202 Pages, 35 x 25 cm, Hardcover

Created three decades ago, The original Psychopathological Notebook is one of the most important works of artist Karel Appel, a central member of the Cobra artist group. Taking the facsimile of Appel’s notebook as his “canvas” Melgaard’s frenetic drawings and collage surge through the entire volume, a cannibalistic work that sees the artist crossing out Appel’s name with urgently-applied strokes of black ink wherever it appears. With contributions by Alison Gingeras, Jamieson Webster and Alissa Bennett.