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Elsa Thoresen

(United States, 1909-1994)
Estimate
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
4 550 - 5 460 EUR
4 760 - 5 710 USD
Hammer price
520 000 SEK
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Elsa Thoresen
(United States, 1909-1994)

"Verdenslyset"

Signed E Thoresen and dated -38. Canvas 65.5 x 68 cm.

Saleroom notice

No Artist's Resale Right as stated in the printed catalog.

Provenance

Advokat Luterkort's collection.
Private collection, Helsingborg.
Private collection, Stockholm.

More information

Elsa Thoresen and her husband, the artist Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen, both members of the Danish Surrealist Group, traveled to Paris in 1938. There, Thoresen exhibited two artworks: Verdenslyset [World Light, 1937] and Jeb ved det ikke [I Don't Know, 1937]. Verdenslyset is reminiscent of the auction's motif from 1938 with the same title.

Read more here: https://awarewomenartists.com/en/magazine/trois-artistes-femmes-surrealistes-scandinaves-a-paris/