Eight lots exceeding one million SEK at Modern Art + Design

From left; Pablo Picasso; 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'. Sven Jonson' Vit urna/No.8'. Lotte Laserstein; 'Woman and violinist'.

Strong market for modern art and prints


Fantastic works by Fontana and great results for Swedish artists when the department for art and prints went under the hammer during day two of Modern Art + Design. So far this autumn, Bukowskis has sold art and design for a total final price of SEK 128.5 million during our hammer auctions.

— We are grateful for the trust of our customers to sell so many significant international works this autumn, of which many have achieved high final prices. It is satisfying to see that the result has been so positive with intense bidding on Lucio Fontana, Hans Hartung, Victor Vasarely and Max Ernst to mention some of the evening's top lots. The interest in art and design is larger than ever, which is wonderful to see in these times, says Andreas Rydén, Head Specialist, Art.

— Historically we have seen excellent prints of acclaimed artists such as Picasso, Miró and Chagall in Sweden, in which our international customers continues to show great interest in. Prints is an ideal opening for someone interested in starting to collect art. You can get access to affordable art by artists whose other works today cost millions. The price for prints has also proven to be stable over time, says Marcus Kinge, Specialist Prints.

Additional highlights include Einar Jolins, "View of Stockholm from the South" (SEK 976,000), Inge Schiöler, "Bay with boathouse and boat" (SEK 1,1 million), Isaac Grünewald, "Father and Son" (SEK 735,000) and Lotte Laserstein, "Woman and Violinist" (SEK 1,265,000 million).

— Both the international and Swedish art market continues to be very strong. We sold works from 'Göteborgskoloristerna', 'Halmstadgruppen' alongside with Matisse students with great success. The bidding was lively throughout the auction. It was also exciting to see that Sven Jonson's "White urn / No 8" from 1930 was hammered for SEK 1.4 million, says Lena Rydén, Specialist Modern Art.

See all results from the art department


Highlights International Art


399. Lucio Fontana, "Concetto Spaziale".
Hammer price 
1 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
403. Jean Michel Atlan, Untitled.
Hammer price 
290 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
435. Lucio Fontana, "Concetto Spaziale, Attese".
Hammer price 
6 600 000 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 000 - 8 000 000 SEK
436. Karel Appel, "Two people".
Hammer price 
560 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 700 000 SEK
442. Eugéne de Sala, "Notre dames des lesbes".
Hammer price 
330 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
472. Tadeusz Kantor, "peinture Y".
Hammer price 
720 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 300 000 SEK
494. Victor Vasarely, "BIOKTA-B".
Hammer price 
600 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
512. Hans Hartung, "T1959-5".
Hammer price 
3 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 200 000 - 3 500 000 SEK
513. Hans Hartung, "P1958-28".
Hammer price 
390 000 SEK
Estimate 
225 000 - 250 000 SEK
542. Max Ernst, "The Joker".
Hammer price 
1 850 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 000 - 3 000 000 SEK


Highlights Swedish art


410. Sven Jonson, "Vit urna/No.8".
Hammer price 
1 100 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
414. Knut Lundström, "Accord en bleu - G dur, sol b maj, calm et deux"".
Hammer price 
620 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
416. Einar Jolin, View over Stockholm from Söder.
Hammer price 
770 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
426. Inge Schiöler, Bay with boathouse and boat.
Hammer price 
900 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
464. Lotte Laserstein, Woman and violinist.
Hammer price 
1 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
491. Esaias Thorén, "Ljus rektangel".
Hammer price 
540 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
526. Carl Kylberg, "Människor på väg I".
Hammer price 
520 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 600 000 SEK
554. Isaac Grünewald, "Far och Son" (Isaac and Ivan).
 
Estimate 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
559. Leander Engström, "Utsikt från mitt fönster i Florens".
Hammer price 
600 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK


Highlights Sculpture


398. Lynn Chadwick, "Maquette I Elektra", no 579.
Hammer price 
800 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
437. Fernandez Arman, Untitled.
Hammer price 
175 000 SEK
Estimate 
160 000 - 180 000 SEK
535. Christian Berg, "Stenblomman I".
Hammer price 
75 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
545. Fernandez Arman, Saxophone, 1984.
Hammer price 
60 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
583. Timo Solin, "På väg i solen".
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
125 000 - 150 000 SEK


Highlights Prints


610. Henri Matisse After, "Petit intérieur bleu".
Hammer price 
145 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
611. Joan Miró, "Barnabé".
Hammer price 
70 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
623. Pablo Picasso, "Fumeur III".
Hammer price 
140 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
625. Pablo Picasso After, "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon".
Hammer price 
330 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
628. Portfolio "La magie quotidenne".
Hammer price 
230 000 SEK
Estimate 
110 000 - 130 000 SEK


Consignments are now underway for our upcoming auctions Welcome to contact us today


Andreas Rydén
Stockholm
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
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
Lena Rydén
Stockholm
Lena Rydén
Specialist Modern Art
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Marcus Kinge
Stockholm
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Prints
+46 (0)739 40 08 27
Amanda Wahrgren
Stockholm
Amanda Wahrgren
Specialist Modern Art, Prints
+46 (0)702 53 14 89