Modern Art + Design – yet another successful auction for Bukowskis

Several lots exceeding 1 million SEK and a new world record for Sigrid Hjertén

The shining star at Bukowski's Modern Art + Design auction was most definitely Sigrid Hjertén, one of our times most sought-after modernists. The painting "Iván in the armchair” was sold after a long and intense bidding for a final price of 10,8 million SEK, a new world record for the artist.

– It feels incredible that we can present a new world record for Sigrid Hjertén and Bukowskis. We have an amazing team with specialists whom all did a fantastic job prior to this auction and we are very excited over this night’s successful sale, says Björn Extergren, Head of consignment & sales.

The interest is still strong for GAN and his futurist cubistic painting ”Marin” executed in Paris in the beginning of the 1920s was one of the most sought-after art works in this auction side by side with several successful sales from the Gothenburg colourists such as Inge Schiöler and Ivan Ivarsson.

Bukowskis curated Swedish Grace department went off to started off great start and offered this auction’s first lot exceeding 1 million SEK, which was Simon Gate’s bowl called ”Bacchuståget”, which achieved an incredible final price of 1 102 500 SEK.

– It is fantastic to see that the interest in Swedish Grace is huge both in Sweden and internationally. The 1920s was a golden era in the Swedish design history and the term Swedish Grace got its proper breakthrough at the Paris Exhibition in 1925, where Simon Gate’s bowl” Bacchus” was exhibited. My personal favourite is the veneered Otto Schulz cabinets which achieved a final price of 477 750 SEK, says Eva Seeman, Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art Department.

The star of the design department this evening was Børge Mogensen’s ”Model nr 160” easy chair and ottoman, which achieved the incredible final price of 833 000 SEK. The magnificent selection of ceramics and glass offered several of the auction’s highlights next to Josef Frank’s internationally noted ”Flora” cabinet, which after an intensive bidding was sold for a final price of 588 000 SEK. A monumental faience sculpture of an orange ended at a final price of 484 500 SEK and Kaipiainen’s ceramic sculpture of a horse rider achieved an exceptional final price of 165 750 SEK.

The carpet department included a dynamic collection from our leading textile artists such as Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Barbro Nilsson and Agda Österberg. The rare and colourful carpet ”Ostia Orange” achieved a final price of 133 875 SEK and the carpet ”Salerno blå” ended at a final price of 177 625 SEK, both highlights from Barbro Nilsson’s production.

Bukowskis dominates the market for fine art, please contact our specialists in order to buy and sell the markets most exclusive art and design.

395. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, "Clown" (Joy).
Hammer price 
450 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
397. Ivan Ivarson, Under the parasol.
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
403. Sigrid Hjertén, "Iván i fåtöljen" (Iván in the armchair).
Hammer price 
8 700 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 000 - 5 000 000 SEK
408. Inge Schiöler, "Trollskogen Ekebacken".
Hammer price 
195 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
411. József Nemes Lampérth, Trees.
Hammer price 
460 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
412. Tadeusz Kantor, "Koperta" (Kuvert) from the Emballages series.
Hammer price 
440 000 SEK
Estimate 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
423. Olle Olsson-Hagalund, "Nice".
Hammer price 
220 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 225 000 SEK
432. Sigrid Hjertén, "Landscape, Auvergne".
Hammer price 
650 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
434. Sigrid Hjertén, A still life with flowers.
Hammer price 
330 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
435. Alexander Calder, Untitled.
Hammer price 
450 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 700 000 SEK
438. Pierre Alechinsky, "Preuve en main".
Hammer price 
222 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
444. Eric Grate, "Amasonpistill".
Hammer price 
350 000 SEK
Estimate 
275 000 - 300 000 SEK
450. Inge Schiöler, "Hamn, Koster".
Hammer price 
460 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
451. Ivan Ivarson, "Från Värmland".
Hammer price 
330 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
461. Mårten Andersson, A Midsummer night's dream.
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
474. Inge Schiöler, "Röd dager".
Hammer price 
440 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 425 000 SEK
481. KG Bejemark, "Kon" (The Cow).
Hammer price 
240 000 SEK
Estimate 
75 000 - 100 000 SEK
484. Sven Jonson, Composition.
Hammer price 
400 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
486. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, "Marin".
Hammer price 
2 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 000 - 2 500 000 SEK
495. Olle Baertling, "Dynamique Parisienne".
Hammer price 
320 000 SEK
Estimate 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
510. Nils von Dardel, "I loggian på Hildesborg/På verandan".
Hammer price 
700 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
511. Sigrid Hjertén, "Badstranden vid Medelhavet".
Hammer price 
280 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
523. Inge Schiöler, "Ekor vid Långestrand, Koster".
Hammer price 
320 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
543. Lennart Jirlow, "Festförberedelser i hamnen".
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
545. Lennart Jirlow, "Utanför bykrogen".
Hammer price 
360 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
546. Mårten Andersson, The wedding.
Hammer price 
360 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
556. Inge Schiöler, "Sommarlandskap" (Summer landscape).
Hammer price 
200 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
557. Inge Schiöler, "Klippvik, Koster".
Hammer price 
270 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
600. Joan Miró, "Le Permissionnaire".
Hammer price 
240 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 325 000 SEK
601. Joan Miró, "Gravats 5 Poemes - Salvat-Papasseit" (5).
Hammer price 
200 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
107. Birger Kaipiainen, a stoneware dish, Arabia, Finland.
Hammer price 
120 000 SEK
Estimate 
35 000 - 40 000 SEK
108. Birger Kaipiainen, a stoneware dish, Arabia, Finland.
Hammer price 
115 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 70 000 SEK
243. Tor Hörlin, a Swedish Grace decorated oak cabinet, dated 1920.
Hammer price 
190 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
251. SWEDISH GRACE, a brass ceiling light, 1920's-30's.
Hammer price 
44 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
327. Josef Frank, a "Flora" cabinet, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, model 852.
Hammer price 
480 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK

Contact:

Andreas Rydén
Stockholm
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department. Specialist Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)8 32 63 29
Lena Rydén
Stockholm
Lena Rydén
Specialist Modern Art, Prints
+46 (0)70 778 35 71
Carl Barkman
Stockholm
Carl Barkman
Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques
+46 (0)708 92 19 71
Eva Seeman
Stockholm
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)8 614 08 31
Amanda Wahrgren
Stockholm
Amanda Wahrgren
Specialist Modern Art, Prints (On parental leave)
+46 (0)702 53 14 89
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
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)8 614 08 12