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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.
Hammer price 
21 001 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, etching with watercolour, signed and dated -80.
Hammer price 
2 700 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
PETER FREUDENTHAL, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1969 on verso.
Hammer price 
10 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, etching with watercolour, 1978, signed.
Hammer price 
5 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
OLLE BAERTLING, silkscreen, 1956-68, signed 37/300.
Hammer price 
9 450 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 SEK
PG THELANDER, a etching in colors, signed and numbered 33/90.
Hammer price 
3 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
SVERKER BROSTRÖM, pencil drawing, signed.
Hammer price 
2 200 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
LARS ENGLUND, aquarelief, signed and dated -89.
Hammer price 
9 200 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, etsning, signerad och daterad.
Hammer price 
16 500 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
EBBA MATZ, sculpture/assemblage, signed and dated 90.
Hammer price 
4 200 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
SONJA LARSSON, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2006 verso.
Hammer price 
6 400 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 SEK
ULRIK SAMUELSON, multiple, signed and numbered 38/110.
Hammer price 
3 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
PETER FREUDENTHAL, oil on panel, signed and dated 1989 on verso,
Hammer price 
4 250 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, colour etching, signed.
Hammer price 
32 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, etching, signed.
Hammer price 
11 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
OLLE BAERTLING, silkscreen, 1953-69, signed 32/300.
Hammer price 
11 500 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 SEK
TILDA LOVELL, sculpture, bronze, numbered 32/150.
Hammer price 
3 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
ULRIK SAMUELSON, oil on panel, signed and dated 1993 verso.
Hammer price 
11 111 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
MARIA HALL, oil on panel, signed on verso and dated -94.
Hammer price 
3 700 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
LEIF TJERNED, airbrush and mixed media, signed.
Hammer price 
2 400 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
KRISTINA ELANDER, multiple, signed and dated 1992.
Hammer price 
14 900 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
PETER FREUDENTHAL, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1989-91.
Hammer price 
4 800 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
JAN SVENUNGSSON, object, on copper, signed and dated 1988.
Hammer price 
5 300 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
LENKE ROTHMAN, assemblage, signed and dated 1983.
Hammer price 
2 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
PHILIP VON SCHANTZ, lithograph in colours, 1981, signed 11/180.
Hammer price 
3 100 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
AUGUSTE HERBIN, silkscreen, 1959, 137/150.
Hammer price 
5 800 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
PAUL OSIPOW, acrylic on paper, signed and dated- 95.
Hammer price 
11 005 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
MARIA HALL, oil on panel, signed on verso.
Hammer price 
3 800 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
STEN EKLUND, etching with watercolour, signed and dated 1978.
Hammer price 
2 200 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
KJELL ANDERSSON, oil on canvas, signed and dated -98 verso.
Hammer price 
2 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
PETER FREUDENTHAL, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1982.
Hammer price 
6 700 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 SEK
BJÖRN STAMPES, mixed media, signed BS and dated 96.
Hammer price 
3 520 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
KJELL STRANDQVIST, tempera on paper, signed KS and dated 1980.
Hammer price 
2 400 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
LARS ENGLUND, litograph, 1977, signed HC.
Hammer price 
4 250 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
EBBA MATZ, photograph, signed, numbered 1/10 and dated 2000.
Hammer price 
6 800 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 SEK
KRISTINA ELANDER, multiple, signed and numbered 19/35.
Hammer price 
3 710 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
LENKE ROTHMAN, assemblage, signed and dated 1978.
Hammer price 
2 200 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
CARL-FREDRIK EKSTRÖM, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1996.
Hammer price 
4 500 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 SEK
C GÖRAN KARLSSON, ink/gouche, signed and dated -77.
Hammer price 
2 200 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
PAUL OSIPOW, acrylic on paper, signed 95.
Hammer price 
12 605 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
OLLE BAERTLING, silkscreen, 1951-68, signed 73/300.
Hammer price 
4 700 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
MARIE-LOUISE EKMAN, gouache on silk, signed anbd dated 1981.
Hammer price 
30 000 SEK
Estimate 
36 000 SEK
LARS ENGLUND, mixed media, signed and dated -67.
Hammer price 
8 100 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
EINAR HÖSTE, mixed media, signed and dated -90.
Hammer price 
3 500 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
MARIE-LOUISE EKMAN, silk screen, 1980, signed and numbered 20/70.
Hammer price 
6 900 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 SEK
LENA CRONQVIST, etching, signed 3/25.
Hammer price 
9 260 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
KARIN OHLIN, object, 1995.
Hammer price 
4 200 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
LG LUNDBERG, mixed media, signed and dated 1996.
Hammer price 
9 400 SEK
Estimate 
5 000 SEK
GUNNAR SMOLIANSKY, photograph, signed.
 
Estimate 
8 000 - 12 000 SEK