Bukowskis opened the spring auction season with a rich and exciting selection in all the categories that were for sale during the first day of Important Spring Sales. The auction's first lot exceeding SEK 1 million was the historically significant sale of an 8 "daler" plate coin, which was sold for the final price of SEK 2.450.000. Shortly thereafter, the audience was enjoyed yet another highlight when a royal gift, in the form of two exquisite filigree beakers by Rudolf Wittkopf, was sold for SEK 1.568.000.
Today's auction shows that top-quality items, collectors' items with a unique history and an exciting provenance stand the test of time as well as pandemics. We are so pleased that these historic objects are passing through Bukowskis and finding new owners in collectors around the world,” says Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart.
Bukowskis can also proudly present a new record for the artist Helmer Osslund after the magnificent landscape painting "Mullfjället" was sold for an incredible SEK 8.942.500. Carl Larsson's "Theatre speculations", John Bauer's fabulous "The boy who was never afraid" and Georg Pauli's "Roman Bath" / "Odalisk" were further highlights during the auction.
In these very special times, it is impressive to see how strong the art market is. We now look forward with confidence to our Modern and Contemporary auctions in two weeks. It's also fantastic with 11 lots exceeding SEk 1 million and the fact that these wonderful pieces of art now have found new owners, Andreas Rydén Head Specialist, Art
The prints department "Important Prints" included a significant collection of modern and contemporary prints by international names such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall. The department offered successful sales with final prices well above the estimate, with only 4 out of a total of 82 works unsold.
It is fantastic to see that we are reaching international price levels and that there is still a great demand from international galleries and collectors. The assortment of the auction also showed the inspiring experimental desire that happened during the 60s where both new ideas and new techniques constantly were being tested, with multiples as a fine example to reach more people, says Cecilia Berggren, Specialist Classic Art, Prints 19th/20th Century
Antiques and crafts with masters such as Gottlieb Iwersson and Johan Wilhelm Helleday at the forefront reached high final prices. One of the days first highlights was a pair of silver candlesticks from 1710, which surprisingly rushed from an estimate of SEK 200.000 and ended up with a total of SEK 759.500.
Consignments are now under way for our upcoming auctions. Welcome to contact us today.