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.
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