The diptych was first shown at Cecilia Edefalk’s debut exhibition at Galleri Thomas Wallner in Malmö in 1988. The show was widely admired and reviewed. The double portrait depicts a person looking at themselves in the mirror. Isn’t it brilliantly painted?! As Carl-Johan Malmberg wrote, “A woman contains a man, each being incorporating another, and this ‘other’ also carries images of a self”.
Cecilia Edefalk (b. 1954) is one of Sweden’s most important living artists. Edefalk works with painting, photography, sculpture and installation. Since the 1990s she has also been represented internationally.
Contemporary Art & Design
Viewing: 5 – 9 November, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open: Mon–Fri 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat – Sun 11 AM – 5 PM
Auction: 10 November, starts at 11 am, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm
Catalogue online from 28 October