Bukowskis dominates modern art and design

Modern Art + Design’s most acclaimed piece of art, Lucio Fontana’s brilliant red "Concetto Spaziale, Attese”, achieved a final price of 17 577 000 SEK, thus becoming both the auction’s and the year’s most expensive lot so far. The auction brought in a total of nine lots exceeding 1 million SEK.

It is a great lot of fun to sell this years most expensive piece of art, says Andreas Rydén, Head specialist art.

The wonderful relief by Sérgio de Camargo stood for the evening’s major surprise. After intense bidding, the lot reached the astonishing final price of 1 893 000 SEK, a full three times the estimate price. There was great interest, with bidders from all around the world.

The Swedish department included several important works from some of our most important modernists such as Leander Engström, Nils von Dardel, Erik Olson, Sigrid Hjertén and Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, which all ended at high final prices.

It is very exciting to see that the Swedish modernists sells so well to an international audience, says Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment & Sales.

The interest was great for the late Peter Dahl’s art, whereas several key paintings were hammered high above estimate, e.g. the painting “Gröna Rummet” (Green Room) ended at no less than 1 265 000 SEK.

The market is extremely solid, both for the Swedish as well as for the international art, says Lena Rydén, specialist Modern Art and Prints.


Highlights from the Art department:


390. Erik Olson, "Concret" 1930 - Composition N".
Hammer price 
1 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
397. Olle Baertling, "Xay".
Hammer price 
900 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 700 000 SEK
406. Leander Engström, "The Nymph".
Hammer price 
2 600 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 000 - 3 000 000 SEK
439. Sigrid Hjertén, "Blue barges" (Blå pråmar).
Hammer price 
700 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
457. Peter Dahl, "The Green Room" (Gröna Rummet).
Hammer price 
1 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
470. Erik Olson, "Arabesk III".
Hammer price 
540 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
471. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, Sailor and boat.
Hammer price 
400 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 600 000 SEK
475. Nils von Dardel, "Heart on fire" (Ett hjärta i brand).
Hammer price 
1 900 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 800 000 - 2 000 000 SEK
570. Sérgio de Camargo, Untitled.
Hammer price 
1 500 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
576. Asger Jorn, "Dem derude".
Hammer price 
800 000 SEK
Estimate 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
586. Kurt Schwitters, Untitled (AOK 21 Gold Medals).
Hammer price 
520 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
593. Wifredo Lam, Untitled.
Hammer price 
500 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
598. Lucio Fontana, "Concetto Spaziale, Attese".
Hammer price 
14 250 000 SEK
Estimate 
14 000 000 - 16 000 000 SEK
624. Fernand Léger, "Composition abstraite" (étude pour "Jaune II").
Hammer price 
540 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
641. Francis Bacon, "Study for portrait of Pope Innocent X".
Hammer price 
250 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
649. Marc Chagall, "Le jardin de Pomone" ("The Garden of Pomona").
Hammer price 
140 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
659. Henri Matisse After, "Petit intérieur bleu".
Hammer price 
120 000 SEK
Estimate 
125 000 - 150 000 SEK
662. Joan Miró, "Le penseur puissant".
Hammer price 
95 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK

Consignment and valuation

Consignments are now under way for our upcoming auctions. Welcome to contact us today.

Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Specialist Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)8 32 63 29
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, Prints
+46 (0)70 778 35 71
Cecilia Berggren
Stockholm
Cecilia Berggren
Specialist Classic Art, Prints 19th/20th Century
+46 (0)8 611 69 32
Caroline Lindahl
Stockholm
Caroline Lindahl
Specialist Modern Art
+46 (0)739 40 08 16
Marcus Kinge
Stockholm
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Art
+46 (0) 739 400 827