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Stig Brøgger: Spray, Nevada


Summary Note

Spray, Nevada documents Danish artist Stig Brøgger’s interventions at nine different sites in the desert of the American Southwest in 1969. Materials include slides and project documentation.

Biographical Note

Stig Brøgger (1941-2021) was a Danish artist working in sculpture, painting, installations and photography. His aim was to show how art contributes to the human experience and understanding of the surrounding world. He lived and worked in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Scope and Content

Stig Brøgger’s took a two-month long trip to the United States in fall 1969. After arriving and spending a couple of weeks in New York, Brøgger flew via Chicago to San Francisco, and traveled by car to Los Angeles, Tijuana and Ensenada in Mexico, Palm Springs, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Pyramid Lake, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and back to L.A. He then flew to Arizona to visit the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, and Petrified Forest before flying back to New York, and later returning to Copenhagen. Stig's main traveling companion on the trip was Erik Thygesen, a Danish journalist and author. During their travels, Brøgger and Thygesen met with a number of artists and curators including Robert Smithson, Kynaston McShine, Lucy Lippard, Joseph Kosuth, La Monte Young, and Ed Ruscha.


This archive is organized into four folders: the first three folders contain project documentation, while the final folder contains project images.

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Quantity / Extent

.125 cubic feet


English, Danish

Related Archive Collections

    Related Publications

    Brøgger, Stig. Flora Danica. Copenhagen, Denmark: Statens Museum for Kunst, 1990.

    Brøgger, Stig. Morten Bo og Stig Brøgger, Sophienholm. Lyngby, Denmark: Lyngby-Taarbaek Kommune, 1978.

    Brøgger, Stig. Now Here. Copenhagen, Denmark: Strandberg Publishing, 2019.

    Brøgger, Stig. Rum = Rooms. Copenhagen, Denmark: Galerie Asbæk, 1989.

    Brøgger, Stig. Sophienholm. Lyngby, Denmark: Lyngby-Taarbaek Kommune, 1987.

    Brøgger, Stig. Stig Brøgger: New Here. Copenhagen, Denmark: Galleri Susanne Ottensen, 1991.

    Brøgger, Stig. Stig Brøgger: Plainthings Choses Vues. Paris, France: Maison du Danemark, 1997.

    Brøgger, Stig. Stig Brøgger’s Artists’ Books. Møller, 2016.

    Brøgger, Stig. Who’s Afraid of a Monster? Randers, Denmark: Randers Kunstmuseum, 2002.

    Container Listing:

    • CAE Box 259

      • Folder 1 Notes and Background Information, 2020
      • Folder 2 Archive Information, 2020
      • Folder 3 Project Exhibition History, 2020
      • Folder 4 Project Slides, 1969