Success for autumns anniversary auction Contemporary Art + Design

From left; Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg; 'Crocodile, Egg, Man', Jonas Bohlin; 'Slottsbacken', Banksy; 'Girl with Balloon'.


Auction record - the most expensive Swedish contemporary artwork by a living artist ever sold.

The evening's sensation was Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg's work 'Crocodile, Egg, Man' which was sold for a final price of 19 495 000 SEK, a new world record for the artist duo and the most expensive Swedish contemporary work sold at auction. The biding went on for twenty minutes, with several bidders on the phone.

Bukowskis anniversary auction reached several world records and the internationally known "Karin & Lars Hall collection" became a very successful sale. Artworks by Swedish icons such as Lena Cronqvist, Marie-Louise Ekman and Barbro Östhlin sold high above estimate, so did prints by international artists such as Andy Warhol, Banksy and Frank Stella.

It is fantastic to see how a now living artist is succeeding internationally and achieving top prices at our Contemporary Art auctions. Bukowskis is the only auction house in Scandinavia with an exclusive contemporary art sale and the result of today's auction proves our position as an important marketplace, says Louise Wrede, Specialist in Contemporary Art.

We also want to highlight shooting stars such as Paul Fägerskiöld with the work Untitled and Linn Fernström with the magnificent painting Flygförsök, whose work achieved a final price of SEK 267,000 and SEK 976,000, respectively.

The department of graphics was world-class and all works by Banksy sold high above estimate, with the iconic motif Girl with Balloon in the lead for SEK 2,206,555.

When an iconic motif such as" Girl with Balloon" is hammered, there is always an extraordinary nerve in the auction hall. The unbelievable result shows that we have succeeded to reach buyers around the world. "Girl with Balloon" reached a price that stands out well according to an international standard, says Marcus Kinge, Specialist Prints.


The interest in high-quality photography is extensive. Bukowskis are pleased with the successful sale of Karin & Lars Hall Collection, a famous collection of photography, collected by Karin & Lars Hall. The collection has grown over many years with passion and interest for photography and interest, bought through auctions, galleries as well as gifts.

– *The results of the Hall collection of photography and the department of photography shows that there is a strong market for photography. Tonight there were both international and Swedish buyers, and it was a pleasure to see how images, rarely sold in Sweden reached high final prices. Some of my personal favourites are Charles Jones, André Kertész and Annie Leibovitz, says Karin Aringer, Specialist photography and contemporary art.

Within the department of design, there were many highlights, however, the Swedish artist Jonas Bohlin, was the winner of today's sale. His cabinet, "Slottsbacken" Källemo, 1987 reached the final price of SEK 382 500, a new world record for the model. Collectables from Philippe Zunino, Massimo Morozzi as well as contemporary designers such as Hanna Hansdotter and Nick Ross and post-modern classics by Mats Theselius reached strong final prices.

It is fantastic that Bukowskis now hold two world records of Bohlin's most iconic furniture such as the cabinet" Slottsbacken" and the previously sold "Concrete-chair", says Jonathan Jahn, Specialist Contemporary Design.


Highlights contemporary



Highlights design


364. Banksy, "Morons (Sepia)".
Hammer price 
640 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
365. Banksy, "Girl with Balloon".
Hammer price 
1 750 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
366. Banksy, "Pulp Fiction".
Hammer price 
500 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
391. Andy Warhol, "Mao".
Hammer price 
460 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
392. Andy Warhol, "Three portraits of Ingrid Bergman by Andy Warhol".
Hammer price 
1 050 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK


Highlights design


71. Barbro Östlihn, "Brooklyn Bridge".
Hammer price 
230 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
94. Lars Lerin, "Bestefars hus".
Hammer price 
400 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
107. Lena Cronqvist, "Flicka med hopprep".
Hammer price 
390 000 SEK
Estimate 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
113. Marie-Louise Ekman, "Hunger/Pink Silk Book".
Hammer price 
310 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
128. Linn Fernström, "Flygförsök".
Hammer price 
770 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
170. Olli Lyytikäinen, "Kärlek i krig".
Hammer price 
220 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
194. Jean Tinguely, "Eléments blanc et bleu sur fond noir".
Hammer price 
2 500 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 000 - 3 000 000 SEK
211. Rainer Fetting, "Yellow Cab in Alleyway".
Hammer price 
250 000 SEK
Estimate 
125 000 - 150 000 SEK


Highlights photography


233. Bruno Ehrs, "Carl XVI Gustaf, Skeppsholmen, maj 2002".
Hammer price 
110 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
236. Anton Corbijn, "U2, Death Valley", 1986.
Hammer price 
145 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 70 000 SEK
242. Hans Gedda, “Sign of Freedom”, 1990.
Hammer price 
145 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
251. Terry O'Neill, "Faye Dunaway, Hollywood, 1977".
Hammer price 
360 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 200 000 SEK
326. Irving Penn, "Cuzco Children", 1948.
Hammer price 
320 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
336. Irving Penn, "Nude 58", 1950.
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 300 000 SEK


Contact our specialists


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
Louise Wrede
Stockholm
Louise Wrede
Specialist Contemporary Art
+46 (0)739 40 08 19
Karin Aringer
Stockholm
Karin Aringer
Specialist Photography, Contemporary Art,
+46 (0)702 63 70 57
Marcus Kinge
Stockholm
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Prints
+46 (0)739 40 08 27
Jonatan  Jahn
Stockholm
Jonatan Jahn
Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 92