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Rune Jansson & Eddie Figge

Bukowskis are happy to present about 60 works from the artists' Rune Jansson (1918-2014) and Eddie Figge (1904-2003) in this theme auction “Eddie Figge and Rune Jansson – an artist couple”.

Eddie Figge and Rune Jansson were married between 1944–1965, which were formative years for them. The time after the war, informal painting sprung out from abstract expressionism. The informal painting sought itself away from the traditional and formal rules of composition, and the motifs would focus on the experience the artwork created in the viewer. Eddie Figge and Rine Jansson like to be associated with this art specialisation which the couple was heavily influenced by during their time together.

Eddie Figge met Roland Kempe in Paris in the 1930s, who praised her artistic eye and encouraged her to start painting. Back in Stockholm, she applied to Otte Skölds painting school, as advised by Thora Dardel, where she was accepted. When she left Skölds school in 1942 to pursue a career as an independent artist, Figge was 38 years old, and it would be almost another 20 years before Ulf Linde discovered her. Linde then initiated the exhibition at Galerie Blanche in 1961 that would later be considered Eddie Figges breakthrough.

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Auction online 3−12 September
Viewing 7–10 September, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm

60 items