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The value of Art – how to cultivate a company

Since the beginning of time, culture has been an important foundation in various societies in order to provide us with identity, a context and an understanding of where we originate from and our current times. The word culture ultimately represents the formation and cultivation of the intellect.

It has been vital for human survival to create a community and a sense of belonging in order to develop and evolve humanity. This is as important when it comes to creating a dynamic, developing and inspiring corporate culture. The tradition of assembling fantastic art collections in companies dates back to the time of the Renaissance. In 1472, the Bank Monte Dei Paschi in Siena accumulated one of the first and foremost collections of art. Early on, art was only a decorative element on the wall. With time, it also came to play an increasingly important role in education and in the branding of companies.

In the mid-1950s, the American plutocrat David Rockefeller decided that Chase Manhattan Bank would hold an art collection. Rockefeller was a passionate collector, who wrote several books on how the experience of art can be enriching and evolve on many different levels. His collection inspired many other companies, and in the mid-1990s, half of the companies on the Fortune 500, passionately collected art. Great art collections of various orientations and content, did not only encourage company brand and image, but additionally, it provided identity to the entire corporate-culture.

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When is the viewing and auction?

The value of art – A contemporary collection
Viewing: 8 – 13 October, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Auction: 14 October start 5 pm, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm
Open: Monday–Friday 11 AM – 6 PM, Saturday 11 AM –5 PM, Sunday Closed

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Contact specialist
Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Andreas Rydén
Stockholm
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Lena Rydén
Stockholm
Lena Rydén
Specialist Modern Art
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Karin Aringer
Stockholm
Karin Aringer
Specialist Photography, Contemporary Art,
+46 (0)702 63 70 57
Louise Wrede
Stockholm
Louise Wrede
Specialist Contemporary Art
+46 (0)739 40 08 19
Eva Seeman
Stockholm
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 69
Camilla Behrer
Stockholm
Camilla Behrer
Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 77
Jonatan  Jahn
Stockholm
Jonatan Jahn
Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
+46 (0)703 92 88 60