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Torsten Andersson

(Sweden, 1926-2009)
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
4 470 - 5 360 EUR
4 740 - 5 690 USD
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44 000 SEK
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Torsten Andersson
(Sweden, 1926-2009)


Signed with dedication 'Till Bo från Torsten' (To Bo from Torsten). Canvas 40 x 40 cm.


Torsten Andersson is a Swedish visual artist who was a student at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm from 1946-50 and then professor from 1960-66. He has twice received the Carnegia Art Award, winning first prize in 2008, and winning the Chock prise in 1997. Andersson has dedicated himself to an explorative form of painting, seeking what he terms his own language and a new path for painting. In the early 1960s, Andersson reached a breakthrough with his paintings “Måsen” and “Källan”. Later he focused on painting portraits of fictional sculptures. Known for his vigorous self-criticism, Andersson is known for destroying works that he believes don’t live up to his fullest potential.
During his lifetime Andersson exhibited internationally and participated in the 32nd Venice Biennale in 1964 and the São Paulo-Biennale in 1959 och 1983. Retrospective exhibitions of his work was held at Moderna Museet in 1986 and Malmö Konsthall in 1987. His work was featured but not limited to solo and group exhibitions at Gothenburg’s Art Museum (2008), Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2006), Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp (2003), Konstmuseum Bonn (1999), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk (1997), Malmö Konstmuseum (1995), and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1981).

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