Our specialists lists sought-after contemporary art and design

"Concrete" from 1981 by Jonas Bohlin, "La Victoire de Samothrace" by Yves Klein and "Flowers, apple and pear on table" by David Hockney.

Sell art and design at the only purely contemporary auction in the Nordic region

Bukowskis has recently seen an increased demand for contemporary art and design. We are currently looking for a wide selection for such items to be sold at Sweden’s only auction dedication solely to modern artwork and design – Contemporary Art & Design. Ahead of auction, we have spoken to our specialists about what our customers are looking for, as well as what is sought after on the current market.

International Contemporary Art

”Yves Klein (1928-1962) was one of the front figures within the art movement, Nouveau realism. Today he is most famous for his ’Klein blue’ pieces and as a pioneer of the performance art. Klein’s work was shown at the Swedish-French Art Gallery in Stockholm already in 1963, while Moderna Museet have several of his works in their collection. Bukowskis have previously sold Klein’s work with great success and are now looking for further works to sell to both our Swedish and international customers in the upcoming autumn auction” - Karin Aringer, specialist in Contemporary Art and Photography.

Artwork from the following artists are highly sought after:

Andy Warhol, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Ed Ruscha, Yayoi Kusama, Tony Cragg, Anthony Gormley and many more.

Yves Klein, "La Victoire de Samothrace". Final price: 1 642 738 SEK


”Christer Strömholm is one of Sweden’s biggest photographer of all time. His portraits of children are especially popular, with the well known photograph of two Parisian boys with handbags in a class of its own. Bukowskis hold the auction record for Strömholm’s photographs and have throughout the years sold eight of the the ten most expensive Strömholm’s photographs on the auction market” - Karin Aringer, specialist in Contemporary Art and Photography.

Photography sought after from our customers:

Christer Strömholm, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, Cooper & Gorfer, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Mikael Jansson, Lars Tunbjörk and many more.

Christer Strömholm, "Paris, 1962". Final price: 223 125 SEK

Contemporary Art

”Gunnel Wåhlstrand’s ink and wash pieces are meticulously done and well-sought after in the market. The artist has not released many pieces and many of them can be found in museum collections. Wåhlstrand’s pieces are regularly exhibited at galleries and institutions both in Sweden and abroad, where they fascinate the audience and raise havoc among collectors” - Karin Aringer, specialist in Contemporary Art and Photography.

Below are some names within Swedish Contemporary Art:

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Barbro Östlihn, Peter Frie, Lena Cronqvist, Dan Wolgers, Karin Mamma Andersson, Jockum Nordström, Dick Bengtsson and many more.

Gunnel Wåhlstrand, "Nyårsdagen". Final price: 4 488 898 kr

Graphic Art

”The graphic art department constantly sees a great demand and a strong market for works by Andy Warhol. We will also be holding a smaller department in which we will draw attention to David Hockney and his broad artistry, particular within the field of graphic art. Therefore, we are looking for such works that can enrich this theme at the upcoming auction. We are also looking for work issued by Edition Mat, whose fantastic (multiple) from an exciting historical art period have a large demand on the international market” – Cecilia Berggren, specialist in Graphic Art and Classical Art.

Graphic Art by the following artists are highly sought after:

Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Raushenberg, Keith Harring, David Hockney, James Rosenqvist and many more.

Andy Warhol, "Three portraits of Ingrid Bergman by Andy Warhol". Final price: 1 004 500 SEK

Swedish Design

”Jonas Bohlin’s well-known furniture are constantly up-to-date! Bukowskis hold the price record of Jonas Bohlin and have sold several of his classic pieces over the years with great success!” - Jonatan Jahn, Specialist in Design & 20th-21st Century Works of Art.

We are currently looking for works of art by Swedish designers such as:

Jonas Brohlin, Mats Theselius, Sigurdur Gustrafsson, Hans Agne Jakobsson, John Kandell, Eva Hild, Folkform, Åsa Jungenelius, Fredrik Paulsen, Simon Klenell, Jenny Nordberg, Lars Englund, Jonas Fager and many more.

Jonas Bohlin, karmstol "Concrete". Final price: 573 750 SEK

International Design

”Piero Fornasetti is highly appreciated for his playful and personal designs. Fornasetti’s recent collaboration with Svensk Tenn has in turn contributed to his popularity in Sweden. Only this spring did we sell one of Fornasetti’s most classic models: the ’Leopardo’ chest of drawers from Fornasetti’s earlier production line” – Jonatan Jahn, Specialist in Design & 20th-21st Century Works of Art.

We are currently looking for pieces from international designers such as:

Donald Judd, Verner Panton, Gaetano Pesce, Robert Venturi, Carlo Scarpa, Piero Fornasetti, Ettore Sottsass, Michele De Lucchi, Peter Shire, Memphisgruppen, Shiro Kuramata, Ron Arad, Tom Dixon, Danny Lane, Mark Brazier Jones, Angelo Mangiarotti, and many more.

Piero Fornasetti, "Leopardo", Ateliers Fornasetti, Milan, 1950-60s. Final price: 367 500 SEK

Contact our specialists to sell at Contemporary Art & Design:

Karin Aringer
Karin Aringer
Specialist Photography, Contemporary Art,
+46 (0)702 63 70 57
Cecilia Berggren
Cecilia Berggren
Specialist Classic Art, Prints 19th/20th Century (On maternal leave)
+46 (0)739 96 74 02
Marcus Kinge
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Prints
+46 (0)739 40 08 27
Jonatan  Jahn
Jonatan Jahn
Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Eva Seeman
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 69
Camilla Behrer
Camilla Behrer
Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 77