Our specialists lists sought-after modern art and design

Sell modern art and design at one of the major hammer auction in Sweden

Bukowskis has recently seen an increased demand for modern art and design. We are currently looking for a wide selection for such items to be sold at one of Sweden’s major auctions dedication solely to modern artwork and design – Modern 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.

When is the viewing and auction for Modern Art + Design?

Viewing: 21–25 November at Berzelii Park 1 in Stockholm, Sweden
Auction: 26–27 November at Arsenalsgatan 2 in Stockholm, Sweden

Erik Olson "Concret 1930 - Composition N".
Will be sold at Modern Art + Design 12th November.


"The former classical ideals of sculpture gave way to a new form of expression through the three-dimensional during modernism. Over the years, Bukowskis has gained the confidence to sell several significant collections of magnificent sculptures of the highest class, both from international and Swedish designers." – Lena Rydén, specialist modern art and prints.

Sculptures by following artists are sought-after:

Aristide Maillol, Henry Moore, Jean Arp, Julio González, Lynn Chadwick, Eric Grate, Christan Berg, Bror Hjorth and many more.

Henri Laurens, Femme à l'Oiseau. Final price: 3 017 050 SEK

International modern art

"The Swedish-French art gallery in Stockholm came to play a crucial role in introducing international, modern art to Sweden during the first half of the 20th century. The owner Gösta Olson was early in exciting works by Cézanne, Braque and Matisse. In 1959, an exhibition was organised with the French artist Jean-Paul Riopelle, whose work reaches high prices at auctions today." – Lena Rydén, specialist modern art and prints.

We see an high demand in artworks by following renowned artists :

Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, Lucio Fontana, André Lanskoy, Antoni Tápies, Asger Jorn, Victor Vasarely and many more.

Jean-Paul Riopelle, "Giboyeuse". Final price: 1 837 500 SEK

International prints

"We see a great demand for graphic work by big names such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Joan Míro. Graphic art is a great way to start an art collection with big names for a slightly lower budget." – Lena Rydén, specialist modern art and prints.

Prints by following artists are sought-after:

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Legér, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Lucio Fontana, Serge Poliakoff and many more.

Joan Miró, "Équinoxe" (detail). Final price: 447 700 SEK

Swedish modern art

”Sigrid Hjertén is one of our most important artists, having paved the way for modern art in the early 1900s. Many of her expressionist works from the 1910s are now on display in museums or part of major collections.” – Lena Rydén, specialist modern art and print.

We are looking for artwork by Swedish artists such as:

Isaac Grünewald, Einar Jolin, Leander Engström, Nils Dardel, Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, Hilding Linnqvist, Otto G Carlsund and many more.

Sigrid Hjertén, "Iván in the armchair". Ending price: 10 762 450 SEK

Contact our specialists to sell at Modern Art + Design:

Lena Rydén
Lena Rydén
Specialist Modern Art
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Andreas Rydén
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Cecilia Berggren
Cecilia Berggren
Specialist Classic Art, Prints 19th/20th Century (On maternal leave)
+46 (0)739 96 74 02