Bukowskis is proud to start the anniversary year "Bukowskis 150 years" presenting a hammer auction above the ordinary with the successful sale of the Löwenadler Collection. The top lot Untitled (Triptych) by Keith Haring, acquired directly from the artist, became the auction's most expensive piece of art with a final price of 1 715 000 SEK. The auction attracted national as well as international interest and the sales room was fully crowded.
"We had a fantastic evening auction, selling this season most talked about collection. It feels great to start our anniversary year selling this fascinating collection spanning over a lifetime of collecting Fine Art, from Sweden's foremost art dealer of all time. Bukowskis is proud of the trust from our clients and we look forward to an eventful auction season with many more exceptional collections, says Björn Extergren, head of consignments and sales, Fine Art."
The auction offered several top sales such as Francesco Clementes, "Two girls", which achieved a final price of 1 391 000 SEK, and the acclaimed self-portrait of Cecilia Edefalk, "Self-portrait with gun", which ended at 331 500 SEK after intensive bidding online. One of the more personal and interesting lots in the collection was Jan Eric's important and significant reference library of art literature, including titles such as "Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawings", "Devenir de Fontana" and "Do it Baj yourself", which was sold as one lot at 588 000 SEK.
“The art market remains strong as often in troubled times, which is a good sign for the season ahead. Art is like gold and many people are now looking for other alternative investments. Interest in the international artworks was great among Swedish collectors in competition with foreign bidders, says Andreas Rydén, head specialist, Art, deputy managing director.
The Löwenadler Collection was a highly personal collection that was characterized by Jan Eric’s unique and unmistakable sense of exciting artistry, sense of great business and art as ”conversation pieces”.
Excellent examples of lots that hold several of these ingredients and which were extra fun to sell during the evening were a Bureau Plat from France, 18th century, sold for 563 500 SEK and a Roman marble sculpture, circa late 1st Century A.D. that also went high above estimate, says Björn Extergren, head of consignments and sales, Fine Art.