Modern Art + Design 620

Magnificent art from around the world at this autumn's Modern Art + Design

The elite within international and Swedish painters are represented in this season’s Modern Art + Design. Bukowskis can proudly present magnificent works by Pablo Picasso, Lucio Fontana, Fernando Botero, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger together with, among others, Leander Engström, Nils von Dardel, Erik Olson, Gösta Adrian-Nilsson and Sigrid Hjertén.

The auction's highest estimate, 14 000 000 – 16 000 000 SEK, stands for Lucio Fontana's brilliant red "Concetto Spaziale, Attese". The work is part of the iconic Tagli series which Fontana created in Milan between 1958 and 1968. The artwork has come to represent Fontana’s expressive imagination and creation.

“We are proud to present an auction with a unique international section with works of global names such as Pablo Picasso, Lucio Fontana, Fernando Botero and Marc Chagall. The Swedish department is also unusually interesting with several important works by our most important modernists such as Leander Engström, Nils von Dardel, Erik Olson, Sigrid Hjertén and Gösta Adrian-Nilsson”, says Lena Rydén, Specialist in Modern Art and Prints.

Bukowskis are pleased to present Pablo Picasso’s, "Buste d'homme", in this autumn’s auction. The work, which dates 1969, is part of a series of portraits of historical characters that Picasso created during the later years of his life, when he found himself in a new creative phase, and where is uncanny desire to explore painting dominated.

Swedish artist Leander Engström's "Nymph" is painted in dramatic composition with cool, elegant colours. The work has the highest proclamation in the Swedish section, with an estimate of 2 500 000 – 3 000 000 SEK and is appreciated as one of Engström’s artistic highlights. The auction also includes two important works by Peter Dahl, "Bowl" and "The Green Room", several works by Nils von Dardel, concrete composition by Erik Olson, the colourful "Blue barges" by Sigrid Hjertén as well as several exciting works by Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN).

The design section contains interesting furniture and applied art that represent the development of furniture design in the Nordic region during most of the 20th century. Around 20 items, which have all been previously owned by Svensk Tenn’s Estrid Erickson, are included in the auction. The different types of objects clearly show what is still significant today for Firma Svenskt Tenn, for instance a broad mix of timeless objects that never seems to be outdated and constantly awakens the desire among new generations.

Further highlights in the design section are Gustaf Fjaestad's sculpted and carved furniture from the beginning of the 20th century, alongside Axel Einar Hjorth's furniture group "Sandhamn", the only model among the Sportstuge furniture that were most likely manufactured at Nordiska Kompaniet’s own workshops.

When it comes to pottery and stoneware, Bukowskis have the joy of selling fantastic items from some of our most reputable Scandinavian potters from Gustavsberg, Wilhelm Kåge, Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg. Michael Schilkin, Birger Kaipiainen and Rut Bryk represent Finland, while Axel Salto represents Denmark. Highlights include an extremely rare dragonfish by Wilhelm Kåge in "Farsta-blue" glaze.

Viewing and auction

Bukowskis Modern Art + Design
Viewing 21 –25 November at Bukowskis, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm.
Auction 26 –27 November at Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm.

26 november from 1 pm Lot number
Glass 1 – 30
Ceramics 31 – 148
Silver and Jewellery 149 – 179
Carpets 180 – 227
Furniture and Works of Art 228 – 372
27 november from 3 pm Lot number
Art 373 – 638
Prints 639 – 676

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Ota yhteyttä asiantuntijaan
Andreas Rydén
Tukholma
Andreas Rydén
Varatoimitusjohtaja, Johtava asiantuntija, taide
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Lena Rydén
Tukholma
Lena Rydén
Asiantuntija – moderni taide
+46 (0)70 778 35 71
Marcus Kinge
Tukholma
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Art
+46 (0) 739 400 827
Eva Seeman
Tukholma
Eva Seeman
Asiantuntija – modernit huonekalut, design, 1900-luvun hopea ja taidekäsityö
+46 (0)8 614 08 31
Camilla Behrer
Tukholma
Camilla Behrer
Asiantuntija – modernit huonekalut, design, 1900-luvun hopea ja taidekäsityö
+46 (0)8 614 08 19
Anette Granlund
Tukholma
Anette Granlund
Asiantuntija – matot, tekstiilit, islamilainen taidekäsityö
+46 (0)8 614 08 12
Jonatan  Jahn
Tukholma
Jonatan Jahn
Asiantuntija – modernit huonekalut, design, 1900-luvun hopea ja taidekäsityö
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Cecilia Berggren
Tukholma
Cecilia Berggren
Asiantuntija – klassinen taide 1800- ja 1900-luku
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Caroline Lindahl
Tukholma
Caroline Lindahl
Specialist Modern Art
+46 (0)739 40 08 16