Bjarne Melgaard
Psychopathological Notebook
Special Edition
With contributions by Alison Gingeras, Jamieson Webster, & Alissa Bennett
Karma, New York, 2016
202 pages, hardcover
13 12 × 10 inches
Special Edition with unique, hand-embellished cover

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.