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Important Spring Sale – Lisa Gartz lists favourites in the upcoming auction


Specialist's Choice Lisa Gartz


We have spoken with Lisa Gartz, Specialist Sculpture and Older Painting, who talks about the offer at this year's Important Spring Sale before the auction on 2-4 June. At the same time, she takes the opportunity to highlight some of her personal favourites.


What can we look forward to at this season's Important Spring Sale?
– We are pleased to present a fine international department of older paintings with everything from beautiful still lifes, landscapes and exciting allegories to portraits and miniatures. Among the sculptures, we are proud to present some of Carl Mille's magnificent works; Paul is dazzled, the Skating Princess and Poseidon, to name a few. Among the older Swedish art are pearls by von Breda, Åkerström, Ehrenstrahl, Pasch and more. A personal favourite is Jens Juel's portrait of Johan Tobias Sergel.


What should you think about if you want to start collecting older paintings or sculpture?
– Visit the auction viewing! Feel free to ask us who work here about access, quality or themes in the art, and we will tell you with pleasure, and you can get a tour. If you are going to start collecting, you will see a large mixed selection of art in all price ranges where we have selected the best. Here you get the chance to see sculptures and paintings up close, to turn and twist with us.


What makes older paintings and sculpture interesting to you?
– Partly how the experience of a work of art, for example, a sculpture, changes with its placement in the room. It can come to life depending on how light and shadow hit the surface. When it comes to older paintings, the wings of history have always captivated me, and art tells so much about the time it was created. The paintings' motifs also contain so many fascinating stories and life stories. The symbols in, for example, a still life are essential, and the stories of antiquity are imaginative.


Feel free to look through the catalogue online and don't hesitate to contact us for questions! You can also email or call me if you have any questions.


When is the viewing and auction?
Viewing May 27 - June 1, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm.
Auction 2 - 4 June, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm.



Read more about the auction and explore the entire catalogue



Gudmar Olovson Dusk


Gudmar Olovson's tender and beautiful sculptures appeal to people all over the world. I think several of his great works are so nicely placed, for example, in Sweden along the beach in Falsterbo, where five of his works of art stand. In France, there are sculptures of him in the Bois de Bologne, Château de Cheverny or on the promenade Cagnes-sur -More on the French Riviera or in New Jersey in the USA. The fine composition Dusk that we have in the auction is representative of his art.


To the sculpture


Jan de Bray (de Braij) Mercury and Aglauros


The Greco-Roman mythological stories from antiquity have always been a source of motif for artists, not least the poet Ovid's poem Metamorphoses. Here we have a fine example of the Dutch artist Jan de Bray who took inspiration for his work with Mercury and Aglauros. I appreciate the composition, the muted colours, and it's always extra exciting when works of art from this time are dated – as in this case in 1658!


To the work


Jens Juel Johan Tobias Sergel


The great Dane, mainly a portrait painter but also a landscape painter in the 18th century, was Jens Juel. In this portrait, he has captured his Swedish artist colleague, the sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel. The glitter in the silk vest or the period-typical cannon caps is beautifully painted, but above all, I am fascinated by the living gaze.


To the work


Contact our Specialists

Lisa Gartz
Stockholm
Lisa Gartz
Specialist Sculpture and Old Masters
+46 (0)709 17 99 93
Andreas Rydén
Stockholm
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Pedro Westerdahl
Stockholm
Pedro Westerdahl
Specialist Classic Art 19th/20th Century
+46 (0)761 36 66 33
Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fine Art Stockholm. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61