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BLÅ – A Life Estate H065

A life home - from 400 to 100 sq.m

Bukowskis presents BLÅ – A Life Estate, a private collection of contemporary art and design collected over a long time with joy and love as the common denominator. Highlights in the collection include art and design by, among others, Henryk Stazewski, Maria Miesenberger, Barbro Östlihn and Josef Frank.
From a home in the style of national romantic architecture with deep window niches to a contemporary home with windows from floor to ceiling. From the early 20th century to the present time. After years of collecting the things are now set to now find new homes. To “dödstäda” [death clean] is to clear stuff out before you die, it’s done by living loved ones. For us, it’s time to “life clean” which is so much more than a regular clearing out now that the square metres are less and few things can come along to the new home. 
The jumping-off point for daring to buy art was some decorative paintings in the spirit of the times in the early 1970s. The mirrored frames were probably as big a reason for the purchase as the paintings themselves, by the artist Dani van Rauch. The student loan for the last semester in Business Administration came to finance the paintings and the security of the purchase was a repurchase guarantee issued by the gallery. Historically speaking, using the guarantee would probably have been better financially. When the paintings now leave home after more than 50 years, it is with a grateful memory of having dared to buy art.

When is the viewing and the sale?

Viewing September 28 – October 3, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open hours Monday–Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Auction Live October 4, Start 1 pm, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm

A guide for buyers – how to bid

You can bid with a paddle in the auction room, by phone, by absentee bidding, or by live online. Choose the option you find the most convenient. Please notice that if you are an online customer, you need to be approved as a hammer auction customer to be able to bid at the auction. This rule applies regardless if you choose to bid in the auction room, online, by phone or by absentee bidding. Contact to get the approval or if you have any further questions.

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Contact specialists
Louise Wrede
Louise Wrede
Specialist Contemporary Art, Private Sales
+46 (0)739 40 08 19
Jonatan  Jahn
Jonatan Jahn
Head Specialist Contemporary and Modern Design
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Andreas Rydén
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Björn Extergren
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment and Sales Department, Fine Art. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61