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Ernst Billgren

(Sweden, Born 1957)
Estimate
50 000 - 70 000 SEK
4 470 - 6 260 EUR
4 740 - 6 640 USD
Hammer price
40 000 SEK
Covered by droit de suite

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Sweden: BUS
Finland: Kuvasto

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Louise Wrede
Stockholm
Louise Wrede
Specialist Contemporary Art, Private Sales
+46 (0)739 40 08 19
Ernst Billgren
(Sweden, Born 1957)

'Minne'

Signed Ernst Billgren and dated 89 verso. Oil on panel in the artist's mosaic frame 62 x 85 cm.

Provenance

Art for the Globe Collection

Artist

Ernst Billgren was born in Stockholm in 1957 and studied at Valand Academy from 1982 up until 1987. His artistic career is marked by remarkable diversity, which is quite unique in the Swedish art scene. He is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, author, debator and also worked in film and stage design. His artistic production spans over a multitude of disciplines, encompassing painting, sculpting, set design, furniture design, literature, film, and music. Across these diverse fields is a distinguishable continuity of nature, national romanticism, and mythology. Billgren demonstrates great craftmanship by being able to work in numerous materials such as mosaic, wood, bronze, cement, tile and glass. The defining characteristic of Billgren is his his bold approach to challenging conventional ideas of what constitutes good art. He blends fine art with kitsch and introduces animals and birds into refined settings, blurring traditional boundaries.
Ernst Billgren's work is known for its ability to provoke and leave a lasting impression, ensuring that viewers are engaged and often stirred by his unconventional artistic expressions.

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