The specialist's choice – Karin & Lars Hall Collection
Bukowskis specialist Karin Aringer selects three of her favourites in the online auction
Karin & Lars Hall Collection
Karin & Lars Hall's collection of photography is considered Sweden's most prominent when it was the largest, including over 400 images. Many of the images are iconic in photography. They have in common that they are hand-picked by people with a high sense of quality and knowledge of the development of photography.
Mathias Johansson's series with portraits of the artist Louise Bourgeois was shot in New York in 1998. Bourgeois (1911-2010) is one of the most important artists and sculptors of her time. Her works opened up a whole new world of images where she shared her feelings and experiences which have been translated into works that touch and in many ways also strengthen the viewer. She worked with a wide variety of materials, from textiles to foam rubber and bronze. This portrait is skillfully executed, Bourgeois exudes pondus and curiosity, and I love how the light reflects in her shiny sneakers.
Jean Pascal Sébah "No 45 Pyramides de Chéffren et de Mycérinus a Gyzeh"
This type of photography is not often sold at auction in Sweden but has a relatively large market abroad. Jean Pascal Sébah founded a large photo studio in Constantinople as early as 1857, when photography took off on a wide front in the world. His pictures are real-time documents and are reminiscent of the time when Europe's upper class completed their education with a long educational journey, The Grand Tour.
Alen MacWeeney "Girl with her Bicycle, Donegal, Ireland"
Alan MacWeeney (b. 1939) is a self-taught Irish photographer who moved to New York at a young age and became an assistant to Richard Avedon himself. He has made several acclaimed photo books and is best known for his projects in which he portrayed an Irish traveller and Amish in the United States. The feeling in his pictures makes me think of the British director Ken Loach and his feature films about the British working-class environment.