Hans Eklund – Art critic and art lover

The art historian Hans Eklund was active within the world of museums and worked among others at Stockholms Stadsmuseum. During the 1940's he worked and socialized with young artists such as Lennart Rohde, Lage Lindell, Pierre Olofsson, Olle Bonniér and many more. During the years he built an exquisite and personal collection of Swedish and international art from his contemporary time.

"The starting point for the interest and the collecting was the ending of the Second World War. – All of a sudden window displays were lit up. The art was brought back from the bomb shelters and got back to where it belonged among newly oiled floors and dusted walls. Nationalmuseum, BokKonsum, LO, and the welfare states epoch's all kinds of institutions came forward with a true art interest, not least his own employer Riksförbundet för bildande konst". (Clemens Poellinger, SvD, 17 March 2006).

This theme auction includes more than 30 international and Swedish art works from Hans Eklund's collection.
Viewing: January 23 –26 at Berzelii Park 1 in Stockholm. Online auction: January 12–28

 
29 items
VICTOR VASARELY, indian ink, signed in pencil.
Final bid 
31 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 SEK
EINAR LYNGE-AHLBERG, watercolor, signed.
Final bid 
2 400 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 SEK
LARS-GUNNAR NORDSTRÖM, collage.
Final bid 
9 600 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 SEK
HENRI MATISSE, pochoir from the Jazz suite.
Final bid 
59 000 SEK
Estimate 
12 000 SEK
SVEN X:ET ERIXSON, gouache, signed and dated -26.
Final bid 
27 000 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 SEK
HANS HARTUNG, etching with acquatint, signed.
Final bid 
10 000 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 SEK
KARL AXEL PEHRSON, oil on canvas, signed and dated -63.
Final bid 
7 900 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
PIERRE OLOFSSON, artist proof, signed and dated -48.
Final bid 
4 800 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 SEK
EINAR LYNGE-AHLBERG, watercolour, signed.
Final bid 
5 303 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 SEK
SIRI DERKERT, pencil drawing.
Final bid 
5 100 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 SEK
JOHAN TOBIAS SERGEL, circle of, red chalk.
Final bid 
2 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
KUMI SUGAI, lithograph in color, signed and dated -64.
Final bid 
4 123 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 SEK
BOOK, Important Dada-publication (1920).
Final bid 
30 999 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 SEK
BOOK, L’Art Abstrait.
Final bid 
3 200 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
BOOK, with cover litograph.
Final bid 
6 000 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
BOOK, Stockholm exhibition 1930.
Final bid 
4 400 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
BOOK, illustrations by Max Ernst.
Final bid 
2 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
BOOK, Malevitj, with rare cover.
Final bid 
4 800 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 SEK