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Kristian Nilsson

(Sweden, 1942-1989)
35 000 - 40 000 SEK
3 180 - 3 640 EUR
3 330 - 3 810 USD
Hammer price
32 000 SEK
Covered by droit de suite

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Sweden: BUS
Finland: Kuvasto

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Fredrik Karlsson
Fredrik Karlsson
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Kristian Nilsson
(Sweden, 1942-1989)

a four strand cultured pearl necklace with an 18K gold clasp, , Stockholm 1985.

Diameter pearls ca 8 mm, dimensions clasp ca 45 X 45 mm, length inner strand ca 37 cm. By Kristian Nilsson.

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In Kristian Nilsson's jewellery, classic timelessness meets kitsch. Hard and soft shapes mix with classic antique animal motifs combined with pointed shapes from contemporary punk and 1980s colour combinations.

This rebellious banding of styles also meets in the handling of materials. Metals meet organic materials such as pearls and corals, as the selection in this auction shows. His jewellery is thus characterised by postmodernism and its emerging mix of styles.

Kristian Nilsson enjoyed theatre and opera. His jewellery sweeping wavy lines like melodies and thunderous expressions are taken from the world of music and theatre.

He studied at Konstfackskolan from 1965 to 1969. In 1973, he submitted his journeyman's exam, which included a narwhal bone and gold bracelet in the shape of a lion.

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