Highlights within Contemporary Art

The auction included a dynamic selection of Swedish and international design from the 1960s to today, where exclusive and unique furniture and collector's items were particularly sought-after.

International design stars to mention in this context are Bruno Moinard and Gabriella Crespi, whose table "Elisse" sold for incredible 184 875 SEK followed by the bench "Artefact # 1" by acclaimed Nick Ross. Roberto Matta's chair "Tarquina", sold at remarkable 153 000 SEK after intensive bidding.

We saw a great international interest from collectors and private individuals for both Swedish and international design. Intensive bidding on most items with final prices well above estimate, says Jonatan Jahn, Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art.

The design department was followed by photography and contemporary art where Richard Pettibone's painting "Andy Warhol Campbell´s Soup Can - Vegetable Soup" is small in size but ended big. Bidding started at SEK 100 000 but did not stop until it reached a final price of SEK 318 500. Together with the success for Christo's work "Package on a hand truck (Project)", this is a good example showing that pop art and contemporary classics are still sought-after by the market.

Phoebe Rudomino's attractive photograph attracted bids from both Swedish and international bidders and was one of the departments highlights.

It's pleasant to see how intense the bidding was at Eddie Martinez's "Bird Heading" work. Martinez is very up-to-date right now and has had several exhibitions that caught a lot of interest over the past two years. It's really exciting to work with contemporary artists and follow their progress in terms of both artistry and price development, says Karin Aringer, Specialist Photography and Contemporary Art.

Lars Lerin was as popular as always with artworks such as, "Birches" and "Interior" selling high above estimate next to Karin Broos work, "The girls on the bridge", also another highlight in the auction. Other works worth mentioning are "Brigitte Bardot, Spain, 1971" by Terry O'Neill, Martin Schoeller, "Jeff Koons with Floral Headpiece, New York", Albert Watson, "David Bowie, The Finger, New York City, 1996" and Martin Wickström, "Blåklintsstigen".


Highlights design


1041. Ron Arad, a "2 R NOT" chair, 1992, no 6 in an edition of 20.
Hammer price 
150 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 200 000 SEK


Highlights photography


1047. Phoebe Rudomino, "The Girl in a Room", 2006.
Hammer price 
130 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
1060. Terry O'Neill, "Brigitte Bardot, Spain, 1971".
Hammer price 
90 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
1065. Helena Blomqvist, "Waterlilies", 2008.
Hammer price 
65 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
1066. Ebba Matz, "Levitation", 2000.
Hammer price 
125 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
1077. Martin Schoeller, "Jeff Koons with Floral Headpiece, New York", 2013.
Hammer price 
185 000 SEK
Estimate 
120 000 - 150 000 SEK
1084. Terry O'Neill, "Faye Dunaway, Hollywood, 1977".
Hammer price 
120 000 SEK
Estimate 
120 000 - 140 000 SEK
1097. Mike & Doug Starn (Starn Twins), "Tree 2 gifbim", 2001.
Hammer price 
135 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
1114A. Albert Watson, "David Bowie, The Finger, New York City, 1996".
Hammer price 
105 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK


Highlights art


1136. Karin Mamma Andersson, "Samora".
Hammer price 
100 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
1139. Lars Lerin, "Birches".
Hammer price 
250 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
1156. Richard H. Pettibone, "Andy Warhol Campbell´s Soup Can - Vegetable Soup".
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
1157. Christo & Jeanne-Claude, "Package on a hand truck (Project)", 1973.
Hammer price 
380 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
1160. Lars Lerin, "Interiör".
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 325 000 SEK
1163. Karin Broos, "Flickorna på bron".
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
225 000 - 250 000 SEK
1178. Barbro Östlihn, "Gare du Nord".
Hammer price 
270 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
1181. Dick Bengtsson, "Sommaren 1941".
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
1191. Rolf Hanson, "Hic et Nunc".
Hammer price 
135 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
1203. Joakim Ojanen, Untitled.
Hammer price 
70 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 35 000 SEK
1209. Mr Doodle (Sam Cox), "Real Robo".
Hammer price 
75 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
1210. Eddie Martinez, "Bird Heading".
Hammer price 
800 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
1215. Lars Lerin, Untitled.
Hammer price 
210 000 SEK
Estimate 
125 000 - 150 000 SEK
1222. Ola Billgren, "Melankolisk scen II".
Hammer price 
330 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
1232. Lars Lerin, Untitled.
Hammer price 
210 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK


Consignment and valuation

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Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Andreas Rydén
Stockholm
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
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
Eva Seeman
Stockholm
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 69
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 92
Jonatan  Jahn
Stockholm
Jonatan Jahn
Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Camilla Behrer
Stockholm
Camilla Behrer
Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 77