The Art of sales – Success for Löwenadler Collection

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.

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Highlights from Löwenadler Collection

6. Mike & Doug Starn (Starn Twins), Untitled.
Hammer price 
75 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
25. A pair of garden urns, circa 1900.
Hammer price 
44 000 SEK
Estimate 
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
49. A tray table, Japan, Meiji (1868-1912).
Hammer price 
29 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
54. A pair of English candlesticks, mid 19th century.
Hammer price 
70 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
60. Michael Zwack, Untitled.
Hammer price 
40 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
61. Keith Haring, Untitled (Triptych).
Hammer price 
1 400 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
70. Fernandez Arman, "Fragment de Visage".
Hammer price 
19 000 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 - 8 000 SEK
79. PER SUNDSTEDT, two "Bill" floor lights, Zero Interiör, Sweden, circa 2000.
Hammer price 
26 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 - 4 000 SEK
118. A sculpture fragment of a friese. Presumably Hellenistic, 500-100 B.C.
Hammer price 
38 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 30 000 SEK
130. A Roman marble head of a man, probably circa late 1st Century A.D.
Hammer price 
180 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 200 000 SEK
133. Cecilia Edefalk, "Självporträtt med Pistol", 1993.
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
150. A pair of Swedish Empire armchairs, 1820-40's.
Hammer price 
75 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
153. Christopher le Brun, Xanthus.
Hammer price 
350 000 SEK
Estimate 
125 000 - 150 000 SEK
154. A Swedish Empire sofa, 1820-30's.
Hammer price 
65 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
173. Francesco Clemente, "Two girls".
Hammer price 
1 100 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK

Consignments are accepted for our hammer auctions. Contact our specialists for an evaluation:

Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Specialist Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Lena Rydén
Stockholm
Lena Rydén
Specialist Modern Art, Prints
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Karin Aringer
Stockholm
Karin Aringer
Specialist Photography, Contemporary Art,
+46 (0)702 63 70 57
Marcus Kinge
Stockholm
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Art
+46 (0)739 40 08 27
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 92
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Specialist Asian Ceramics & Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
Henrik Åberg
Stockholm
Henrik Åberg
Specialist Furniture and Works of Art
+46 (0)733 27 96 21
Anna Wehtje
Stockholm
Anna Wehtje
Head specialist Silver & Objects of Vertu
+46 (0)703 18 24 31