”We have received global prices on the Swedish art market,” says Anna-Karin Pusic, head of the Art Department. Bidding was active and all lots of the Sculpture Department were sold at high prices. The water color Le Remorqueur by Fernand Léger was sold for SEK 5,193,690.
Léger’s water color was purchased directly from the artist by Rolf de Maré, the Swede who founded Les Ballets Suédois in Paris, one of the most radical dance companies at that time. Léger was a close friend and engaged visibly in avant-garde performances in the 1920s. Later, de Maré gave away the work to his friend Bengt Häger, the founder of Dansmuseet and keeper of the dresses and settings from that dynamic era. Since then it has never figured in the market, until now
A solid piece of Swedish history of sculpture also got a new owner today.
Bondpolskan by Bror Hjorth, the happy couple that has been standing at the cafeteria at Åhléns, the department store in Central Stockholm since 1964, was sold for a good bit over estimates at SEK 1,113,000.
16 works were sold for more than SEK 1 Million, day 1
Josef Albers, "Study for Homage to the Square: 'Starblue'". SEK 6,550,000
Marc Chagall, "La Mariée à la Lune". SEK 5,367,000
Fernand Léger, "Le remorqueur". SEK 5,193,690
Olle Baertling, "Mithra". SEK 3,440,000
Josef Albers, "Study for Homage To The Square: 'Wet and Dry' ". SEK 3,613,750
Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, "Flotte"/ "Flotta" (Franska matroser). SEK 2,885,000
Leander Engström, "Varitédansöser". SEK 2,327,000
Henri Matisse, Etude de pied. SEK 2,111,000
Henri Laurens, "Tête de jeune fillette". SEK 1,640,000
Olle Baertling, "Ayarb". SEK 1,264,000
Knut Lundström, ”Nature Morte (Accord en bleu)". SEK 1,200,000
Philip von Schantz, "Rensåpa". SEK 1,200,000
Olle Baertling "Dynamique Diagonale". SEK 1,113,000
Bror Hjorth, "Bondpolskan". SEK 1,113,000
Carl Kylberg "Människor på väg I". SEK 1,012,880
Carlos Cruz-Diez, "Physichromie 748". SEK 1,004,500
(Prices include buyer’s commission and droit de suit)
Consignments in progress for the Autumn Sales.
Contact: Anna-Karin Pusic
Head of the Art Department
+46 (0)8-614 08 32
Paulina Sokolow, +46 (0)702-67 09 23