Breakthrough for photography at the Autumn Contemporary Sale
Richard Avedon’s photography sold for SEK 3,062 Million and SEK 7 Million was the total result for the photo department means that Wednesday’s Sale can be counted as a Scandinavian record for photography.
The price for Jockum Nordström’s collage Death Forest, sold for just above SEK 2 Million, has to be considered a record for a Swedish collage ever sold and definitely a record at auction for the artist.
The Autumn Contemporary Sale ended at at 5 pm Wednesday with great results. Many works were sold for over one million SEK and several records were noted. Aside from Richard Avedon’s "Dovima with elephants", sold for SEK 3,062 Million, a collage by Jockum Nordström was sold for just above SEK 2 Million and a painting by Gunnel Wåhlstrand was also sold for about the same amount (a record for the artist).
Altogether no less than eight works were sold for more than SEK 1 Million.
Works sold for more than SEK 1 Million:
Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants, sold for SEK 3,062 Million
Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Looking at Paintings, sold for SEK 2 079 550 (RECORD)
Jockum Nordström, Dödsskogen, sold for SEK 2 048 175 (RECORD)
Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, grafiskt blad, sold for SEK 1,01 Million
Karin Mamma Andersson, Bohemer, sold for SEK 1 263 800
Ola Billgren, Heidelberg, sold for SEK 2 266 800
Alex Katz, Poppy, sold for SEK 1 263 800
Christo, Deux chaisses et table, sold for SEK 2 266 800
Other highlights from Wednesday’s sale:
Nathalie Djurberg, Hardcore, sold for SEK 172 125
Maria Friberg, Almost there, sold for SEK 210 375 (RECORD)
Mariam Bäckström, 29 variations of light, sold for SEK 510 000
Christer Strömholm, Hiroshimasviten, sold for SEK 204 000
Christer Strömholm, Bleka damen, sold for SEK 121 125
The sale in figures, total including buyer’s commission:
SEK 35 720 000, hammered 30 270 000. (Total estimate: 40 676 000 kr)
More about the sale of Avedon’s Dovima with elephants