New season - New highlights

Bukowskis is happy to state that the trust from our customers during the spring resulted in great results such as most lots exceeding one million SEK in Sweden as well as the most expensive piece of art sold on the market. We are now looking forward to a significant autumn season where we can already introduce some important highlights.


The Grünewald-Hjertén couple often went to the theatre. Isaac was fascinated throughout his life by the theatre and Sigrid has on several occasions captured the enchanting world of the theatre in her work. The motif "On the Theatre" ("På Teatern") from 1915 is one of Sigrid Hjertén's most famous works, sold at Bukowskis in 1989. In that painting, Isaac is the main focus when he intensively looks at the performance.

The current catalogue number, which is not dated but most probably executed during the same period, ha sit's focus lying on the activities on stage along with two figures in the lower right corner.

Isaac saw Sigrids potential already in 1908 when he at a graduation party at the School of Art and Design in Stockholm praised her for her excellent sense of colour and sought to influence her to devote herself to painting instead of making textiles. Shortly afterwards, they were off to Paris to study at the Académie Matisse, and the rest is history. Matisse himself said that Sigrid Hjertén was one of his most talented students.

In the middle of the 1910s, Hjertén flourished as an artist. With a unique sense of colour, she lets bold deep red contrast with the stage's turquoise background and the characters' yellow and violet costumes. During this creative peak, several of Hjertén's most important works where created.

Consignment and valuation

Consignments are now under way for our upcoming auctions. Welcome to contact us today.

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
Carl Barkman
Stockholm
Carl Barkman
Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques
+46 (0)708 92 19 71
Lena Rydén
Stockholm
Lena Rydén
Specialist Modern Art
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Amanda Wahrgren
Stockholm
Amanda Wahrgren
Specialist Modern Art, Prints
+46 (0)702 53 14 89