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Edvin Öhrström

(Sweden, 1906-1994)
Estimate
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
5 480 - 7 310 EUR
5 830 - 7 770 USD
Hammer price
50 000 SEK
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Edvin Öhrström
(Sweden, 1906-1994)

a blue/ turquoise coloured cast glass sculpture of a bull's head, Lindshammar glassworks, Sweden, signed and dated 1953.

Signed E. Öhrström 1953, height 71 cm, including later stained pine base, width ca 59 cm, the base 35 x 21 cm.

Damage to the back of the right horn tip.

Provenance

Bukowskis Moderna, spring 1999, sale 511, catalogue no 921.

Literature

Märta Holkers, Folke Holmér, 'Edvin Öhrström, skulptör i glas', Carlssons, 1991, see pp 16-19 and compare the sculptures illustrated at the front and back cover.

More information

During the 1950s, Öhrström developed a method for casting glass in large modeled iron moulds. All sculptures except a few were executed at Lindshammar glassworks.
The first cast glass sculpture was a "Bull's Head" in clear glass that attracted a lot of attention when it was first shown in 1953. Öhrström used clear glass but also experimented with different colours, sometimes synthetic colours that had a greater opportunity to capture the light. This sculpture in blue-turquoise glass signed in 1953, should be one of the first coloured pieces of "Bull's Head".

In 1964, Edvin Öhrström won the prize competition for the decoration of Sergels torg with the pillar 'Crystal - vertical accent in glass and steel'. It was inaugurated in 1974, but only after the renovation in 2015-2017 did the obelisk finally get a new LED lighting where the colour of the light can be varied according to Öhrström's original idea.