In the service of the Art – a Contemporary Collection

Bukowskis are proud to present a private collection of art acquired over the course of 40 years. The pieces in the collection form a timeline that runs parallel with the Stockholm art scene of the same period. The collector worked at Galerie Aronowitsch and her son has contributed a text that movingly summarises his mother’s interest in art and collecting. This specialist sale contains approximately 100 pieces and finishes on Sunday the 5th of May.

“Galerie Aronowitsch was for many decades one of Sweden’s most highly rated galleries. Important international artists were boldly alternated with young Swedish ones fresh out of art school. Quality and dynamism were the constant values. With a slight preference for Abstract/ Constructivist art the gallery became a meeting place where several generations of formal experimentalists and other colourful characters met.

My mother, Margareta Abrahamsson, worked together with William Aronowitsch for 40 years, and the gallery formed, in many ways, another room in the mosaic of my childhood. It was a productive place to develop and gave me a fascinating insight into the psyche of the artist and the art world.

Of course, my mother collected art. Some favourite pieces were purchased, but many were generous gifts from artists represented by the gallery. Even if she wasn’t a manic collector there was always that bit of intense satisfaction that came from being able to rehang at home, and from being able to choose from so many fantastic pieces. Perhaps it was like bringing work home, in this case work being her love of art. Both William Aronowitsch and my mother passed away in 2018, and with them disappeared a tangible, physical connection to a place that went beyond the notions of ‘exhibitions’ or ‘sales’. No matter if the gallery was at Karlavägen, Strandvägen or Sturegatan its character remained the same: an open-minded space for everything from Russian Constructivists to Swedish ‘neo-Duchampian’ experiments.

Some favourite pieces from my mother’s collection I could never let go off. The majority, however, shall be passed on. Art is not static nor should collections ever be. These beautiful pieces from an undoubtedly colourful group of artists will now come to adorn other walls than those of my childhood home on Floragatan. Life goes on. So does art.”

Carl Abrahamsson, Stockholm, April 2019

Margareta Abrahamsson


 
74 items
PG THELANDER, oil on canvas, signed Thelander.
Final bid 
21 001 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, etching with watercolour, 1978, signed.
Final bid 
5 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
OLLE BAERTLING, silkscreen, 1956-68, signed 37/300.
Final bid 
9 450 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 SEK
SVERKER BROSTRÖM, pencil drawing, signed.
Final bid 
2 200 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
LARS ENGLUND, aquarelief, signed and dated -89.
Final bid 
9 200 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, etsning, signerad och daterad.
Final bid 
16 500 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
SONJA LARSSON, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2006 verso.
Final bid 
6 400 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 SEK
ULRIK SAMUELSON, multiple, signed and numbered 38/110.
Final bid 
3 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, colour etching, signed.
Final bid 
32 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, etching, signed.
Final bid 
11 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
OLLE BAERTLING, silkscreen, 1953-69, signed 32/300.
Final bid 
11 500 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 SEK
TILDA LOVELL, sculpture, bronze, numbered 32/150.
Final bid 
3 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
ULRIK SAMUELSON, oil on panel, signed and dated 1993 verso.
Final bid 
11 111 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
MARIA HALL, oil on panel, signed on verso and dated -94.
Final bid 
3 700 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
LEIF TJERNED, airbrush and mixed media, signed.
Final bid 
2 400 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
KRISTINA ELANDER, multiple, signed and dated 1992.
Final bid 
14 900 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
PETER FREUDENTHAL, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1989-91.
Final bid 
4 800 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
JAN SVENUNGSSON, object, on copper, signed and dated 1988.
Final bid 
5 300 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
LENKE ROTHMAN, assemblage, signed and dated 1983.
Final bid 
2 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
AUGUSTE HERBIN, silkscreen, 1959, 137/150.
Final bid 
5 800 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
PAUL OSIPOW, acrylic on paper, signed and dated- 95.
Final bid 
11 005 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
MARIA HALL, oil on panel, signed on verso.
Final bid 
3 800 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
PETER FREUDENTHAL, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1982.
Final bid 
6 700 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 SEK
BJÖRN STAMPES, mixed media, signed BS and dated 96.
Final bid 
3 520 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
LARS ENGLUND, litograph, 1977, signed HC.
Final bid 
4 250 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
EBBA MATZ, photograph, signed, numbered 1/10 and dated 2000.
Final bid 
6 800 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 SEK
KRISTINA ELANDER, multiple, signed and numbered 19/35.
Final bid 
3 710 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
LENKE ROTHMAN, assemblage, signed and dated 1978.
Final bid 
2 200 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
C GÖRAN KARLSSON, ink/gouche, signed and dated -77.
Final bid 
2 200 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
PAUL OSIPOW, acrylic on paper, signed 95.
Final bid 
12 605 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
OLLE BAERTLING, silkscreen, 1951-68, signed 73/300.
Final bid 
4 700 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
MARIE-LOUISE EKMAN, gouache on silk, signed anbd dated 1981.
Final bid 
30 000 SEK
Estimate 
36 000 SEK
LARS ENGLUND, mixed media, signed and dated -67.
Final bid 
8 100 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
EINAR HÖSTE, mixed media, signed and dated -90.
Final bid 
3 500 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
LENA CRONQVIST, etching, signed 3/25.
Final bid 
9 260 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
KARIN OHLIN, object, 1995.
Final bid 
4 200 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
LG LUNDBERG, mixed media, signed and dated 1996.
Final bid 
9 400 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
GUNNAR SMOLIANSKY, photograph, signed.
 
Estimate 
8 000 - 12 000 SEK