Prints and furniture sold as hot cakes
The surprise of the day was a table by Hjalmar Jackson with chairs in the same style. The final price landed at SEK 428,000.
All today’s departments went quite well, high above estimates, with very few lots returned to the owners. Swedish modern design sells like hot cakes.
The Print Department made packet. Practically everything was sold at high prices, such as a colorful print by Marc Chagall, inspired by the opera Carmen, and the head of a young girl by Pablo Picasso.
“As we saw yesterday, we sold international art at high levels, and today it became even clearer that there is a huge interest from buyers from all over the world,” says Anders Welander, print specialist at Bukowskis.
Axel Einar Hjorth’s solid ‘mountain hut’ furniture attracts a wide audience today, and the pieces reminiscent of the seven dwarfs went at double the estimates. The highly respected cast-iron firm Näfveqvarn made a welcome entrance again, and is apparently much appreciated internationally. Cast-iron Art Deco outdoors furniture of that kind is very rare elsewhere.
Highlights from the Spring Modern Sale 2012, day 2, prices
Pablo Picasso, Tête de jeune fille, SEK 402,000
Marc Chagall, Carmen, SEK 276,000
Marc Chagall, Bataille de fleurs, SEK 217,000
Marc Chagall, Roméo et Juliette, SEK 217,000
Hjalmar Jackson (carpenter), table, sold at SEK 428,000
Hjalmar Jackson (carpenter), chair, sold at SEK 190,000
Josef Frank, cabinet, Flora, SEK190,000
Björn Trädgårdh, table, sold at SEK 172,000
Gerald Summers, chair, SEK 122,000
Axel Einar Hjorth, 6 chairs (Lovö), SEK 110,000
Josef Frank, bookshelf, SEK 61,000
Axel Einar Hjorth, chair, SEK 54,000
(Prices include buyer’s commission and droit de suit)
Consignments in progress for the Autumn Sales. Contact
Anders Welander +46 (0)8-614 08 27
Specialist fine prints
Eva Seeman +46 (0)8-614 08 31
Head of modern design