Hariton Pushwagner

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Hariton Pushwagner
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Pushwagner in front of Axel Jensen's ship "S/Y Shanti Devi", 1983
Born Terje Brofos
(1940-05-02)2 May 1940
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Known for Pop art
Storage building at Tjuvholmen in Oslo, Norway decorated with some of the later works of Pushwagner. From the left: “Subway Kid”, “The factory” and “Kings Cross”.
Pushwagner at his opening at Bærum Kunstforening 7th of June 2014 in Sandvika, Norway.

Hariton Pushwagner is the artist pseudonym of Terje Brofos (born May 2, 1940), a Norwegian pop art artist.


Pushwagner finished his education at the State's School of Art and Design of Oslo in 1959. He states that he quit drawing for a period after his studies, and that he struggled for several years to find his personal style.[1]

Pushwagner describes himself as a spiritual student of Norwegian author Axel Jensen, whom he met in 1968.[2] He has illustrated Jensen's book Og resten står skrivd i stjernene/And the Rest is Writ(ten) in the Stars (1995)

Pushwagner won back the rights to his drawings from Morten Dreyer in Oslo Courthouse 10.29.2009.

In July 2012, London-based publisher Art / Books published an extensive monograph on his work[3] to coincide with an exhibition at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes that subsequently toured to Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum in Norway and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in the Netherlands.[4][5][6]

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