Fantastic final prices on international sculptures

Intense bidding on the most sought-after contemporary icons

Bukowskis' Contemporary Art & Design auction featured numerous magnificent sculptures by international icons such as Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein, and Swedish artist Maria Miesenberger. The curvy sculpture ”Les Amoureux” by Niki de Saint Phalle became the first lot to sell over one million SEK and subsequently became the auction’s most expensive piece sold with a fantastic final price of 1 390 794 SEK.

”It was incredibly fun to begin the auction with Richard Hambleton’s work ”Marlboro Country”, which, after an intensive bidding with over ten international telephone bidders, reached a final price of 428 750 SEK.”, says Louise Wrede, Specialist Contemporary Art.

Additional highlights in the auction were the fine graphics department, with names like Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella.

"In addition to Warhol who is always strong, three of the most popular works were Harland Millers 'Do not Let The Bastards Cheer You Up', as well as Keith Haring's 'Untitled' and 'Pop Shop Quad II', all of which were sold high above estimate. It's always great fun when an auction attracts many bidders both in Sweden and internationally, in the auction room, over the phone and online", says Karin Aringer, specialist photography and contemporary art.

Several of the most sought-after Italian postmodernist designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Piero Fornasetti and Paolo Pallucco were represented in this autumn's Contemporary Art & Design auction. These names opened the auction’s design department with a lot of energy and intensive bidding.

”Our customers are looking for the unique and personal, and these final prices together with the great international interest, shows that a curated selection meets their expectations”, says Jonathan Jahn, Specialist Design.

New names on the contemporary design scene such as Nick Ross, Hanna Hansdotter and Lotta Lampa, were included in Bukowskis’ auction. Nick Ross’s chair ”Last Last of the Free Chair (Artefact #12)", Hanna Hansdotter’s sculptures ”Tiffany Print” and ”Dripping Print”, and Lotta Lampa’s floor lamp ”Tjabo Thunder Light”, were all sold at great final prices.

Contact:

  • Karin Aringer
    Stockholm
    Karin Aringer
    Specialist Photography, Contemporary Art,
    +46 (0)8 614 08 57
  • Louise Wrede
    Stockholm
    Louise Wrede
    Specialist Contemporary Art
    +46 (0)739 40 08 19
  • Björn Extergren
    Stockholm
    Björn Extergren
    Head of Consignment & Sales Department. Specialist Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
    +46 (0)8 32 63 29
  • Eva Seeman
    Stockholm
    Eva Seeman
    Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art Department
    +46 (0)8 614 08 31
  • Jonatan  Jahn
    Stockholm
    Jonatan Jahn
    Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
    +46 (0)703 92 88 60
  • Camilla Behrer
    Stockholm
    Camilla Behrer
    Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art
    +46 (0)8 614 08 19