Post-War Swedish Art – A Private Collection


Swedish modern art collected during a quarter of a century

During the second world war, the Swedish modern artists were isolated from the cultural life outside of Sweden and they could no longer travel and study art in Europe like they used to. When, finally, the borders opened in the mid 40s, there was a pent-up need to get in contact with the European artworld again and the artists traveled to Paris, London and Rome and brought home new inspiration and impressions. Concretism was one of these new art movements, which in contrast to the puristic Art Concret from the 30s, was a narrative art. The young Swedish artists, who grew up with the expressionism of the previous generation, wanted to express themselves in a new way but still kept contact with the tradition and the nature surrounding them.

In 1975 Olle Granath published ”Swedish art after 1945”, a book about Swedish art during 1945-1975. The collection in this auction includes some of the artists in this book, such as Öyvind Fahlström, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, Eric Grate, Albert Johansson, Lage Lindell, Ulrik Samuelson and Sivert Lindblom. The collection has also, in more recent years, come to include important works by the next generation’s artists like Barbro Bäckström, Kristina Jansson, Klara Kristalova and Kjartan Slettemark.

In the international art market, the post-war and contemporary art, have a strong position and there is an increased demand for this period. The collection ”Modernism after 1945” , formed with both knowledge and love for art, includes more than 70 works, mainly paintings but also sculptures, drawings and photo.

Viewing: Berzelii Park 1, 24–27 March, 11 am– 5 pm
Auction online: 20–30 March

**The viewing is also open at Monday, March 30 from 11 am to 5 pm.*

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64 Esinettä
CARL FREDRIK REUTERSWÄRD,
 
Lähtöhinta 
10 000 - 12 000 SEK
ÖYVIND FAHLSTRÖM,
 
Lähtöhinta 
120 000 - 150 000 SEK
JOHANNA FJAESTAD, oil on canvas.
 
Lähtöhinta 
16 000 - 20 000 SEK
OLLE SCHMIDT,
 
Lähtöhinta 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
ENDRE NEMES, tempera and ink on paper, signed.
 
Lähtöhinta 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
OLLE SKAGERFORS,
 
Lähtöhinta 
20 000 - 30 000 SEK
CO HULTÉN, oil on paper panel, signed.
 
Lähtöhinta 
20 000 - 30 000 SEK
LAGE LINDELL, oil on canvas, signed.
 
Lähtöhinta 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
UNO VALLMAN, oil on canvas, signed.
 
Lähtöhinta 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
MAX WALTER SVANBERG, MAX WALTER SVANBERG,
 
Lähtöhinta 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
CO HULTÉN, oil on canvas, signed and dated 55.
 
Lähtöhinta 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
RUNE JANSSON,
 
Lähtöhinta 
5 000 - 6 000 SEK
EDDIE FIGGE,
 
Lähtöhinta 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
ANDERS ÖSTERLIN,
 
Lähtöhinta 
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
CARL FREDRIK REUTERSWÄRD,
 
Lähtöhinta 
6 000 - 8 000 SEK
CARL FREDRIK REUTERSWÄRD,
 
Lähtöhinta 
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
ANNA RIWKIN-BRICK, a gelatin silver print.
 
Lähtöhinta 
25 000 - 30 000 SEK
RUNE JANSSON, oil on canvas, signed and dated 55.
 
Lähtöhinta 
10 000 - 12 000 SEK
RUNE HAGBERG, ink, signed Rune Hagberg.
 
Lähtöhinta 
3 000 - 4 000 SEK
LAGE LINDELL, oil on canvas, signed LL.
 
Lähtöhinta 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
CARL FREDRIK REUTERSWÄRD,
 
Lähtöhinta 
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
RUNE JANSSON, oil on panel, signed and dated 50.
 
Lähtöhinta 
3 000 - 4 000 SEK