Karin and Lars Hall’s collection of photographs was admired by many and was for many years considered the most prominent Swedish collection. When the collection was at its biggest it contained more than 400 works. Many of the images are iconic in the history of photography, others less well known. Through their passionate interest, auction finds, gallery visits and gifts the Hall’s collection expanded. Lars Hall (1938-2018) was a successful and award-winning adman, art director and creator, who’s had an enormous influence on the Swedish advertising world. He has been called Sweden’s greatest ever art director. From 1977 to 1983 he ran, together with his partners at the legendary advertising agency Hall & Cederquist and the photographer Lennart Durehed, the mythical gallery Camera Obscura. The gallery was the first in Sweden to focus entirely on photography.
Bukowskis sold a large part of the Swedish works in 2012 and also sixty photographs by mainly international photographers at the Contemporary sale in November 2020. We now have the pleasure to offer you another 120 images via the curated online sale Karin & Lars Hall Collection Online.
The works can be seen at Bukowskis
Berzelii park 1, 28 January – 2 February