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14 lots sold above 1 million SEK on Modern Art + Design


New world record for Erik Olson and Waldemar Lorentzon


After two of this spring's three Fine Art auctions, the Nordic region's leading auction house has sold art and design for a total of 143.5 MSEK and hammered a total of 17 lots sold above 1MSEK. Of these, as many as 14 lots sold over 1 MSEK were hammered at Modern Art + Design, which is a sensational result. Bukowskis also sold this year's most expensive artwork on the Swedish market, Erik Olson's "Carré Rouge (Red Square)", for 8,4 MSEK, which is a new world record for the artist. Another record and a fine example of Scandinavian avant-garde is Waldemar Lorentzons, "The Tennis Player", sold for 3,8 MSEK.


– An incredible auction! We had several top objects and interesting collections such as Jan Torsten Ahlstrands Collection, Danish surrealists and Einar Jolin with interesting provenance, which is something that is always attractive to collectors. There were many bidders on several of the items, which contributed to several record prices. It was a historically successful auction, says Lena Rydén, Head of art, specialist in modern art.
The international department was unusually large with many fine works of high quality. A "Concetto Spaziale" by Lucio Fontana, a fine early work by the French neo-realist Bernard Buffet "Le poissonnier", 1949, a typical abstract work by the Frenchman Nicolas de Staël, "Composition", 1946 which all resulted in high finale prices.
– It is also fun that Nordic artists like Vilhelm Lundström and Richard Mortensen were highly sought after and that the final prices for the collection "A collection of Danish surrealists" were sensational and show that interesting, private collections are still in high demand in the market, says Amanda Wahrgren, Specialist modern art.
The print department presented works at a high international standard with several prints by Cy Twombly, David Hockney, Pablo Picasso and Pierre Soulages among others.
– The print department once again showed the persistent demand for international masters such as Henri Matisse and Joan Miró. A personal favourite work for me was "Roman Notes I" by Cy Twombly whose fantastic quality was reflected in the final price. Bukowskis' role on the international market for prints was acknowledged during tonight's auction, where bidders from all over the world participated, says Marcus Kinge, Specialist prints.


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Highlights Swedish art


498. Waldemar Lorentzon, "Tennisspelare" / "The tennis players".
Hammer price 
3 050 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 200 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
581. Hilding Linnqvist, "Little garden in Chinon".
 
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
615. Erik Olson, ”Carré Rouge".
Hammer price 
6 800 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
648. Olle Baertling, "Artoa".
Hammer price 
1 700 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
653. Evert Lundquist, "Hatten".
Hammer price 
940 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 700 000 SEK
672. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, "Handbollsspelare".
Hammer price 
2 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 500 000 - 2 000 000 SEK
675. Otto G Carlsund, Sketch for a mural painting for a dining room.
Hammer price 
1 800 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK


Highlights International art


512. Vilhelm Lundström, Standing model.
Hammer price 
2 550 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
513. Richard Mortensen, "Dozoule".
Hammer price 
620 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 300 000 SEK
527. Lucio Fontana, "Concetto Spaziale".
Hammer price 
2 450 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 000 - 2 500 000 SEK
599. Richard H. Pettibone, "Lichtenstein, The Artist's Studio: The Dance, 1974" (1975).
Hammer price 
500 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 700 000 SEK
638. Bernard Buffet, "Le poissonnier".
Hammer price 
2 650 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 200 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
684. Nicolas de Staël, Composition.
Hammer price 
940 000 SEK
Estimate 
900 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
709. El Anatsui, "Migrants and illusion".
Hammer price 
540 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK


Highlights Jan Torsten Ahlstrand's Collection


448. Erik Olson, "Sökaren" (The seeker).
Hammer price 
60 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
453. Sven Jonson, "Svarta figurer".
Hammer price 
980 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
466. Erik Olson, "Fisher men by Seine".
Hammer price 
2 750 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 500 000 - 2 000 000 SEK
473. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, "Eiffeltornet (The Eiffel Tower)".
Hammer price 
2 850 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 200 000 SEK


Highlights A Collection of Danish surrealists


539. Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen, Untitled.
Hammer price 
80 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
540. Elsa Thoresen, Composition.
Hammer price 
740 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
541. Elsa Thoresen, Composition.
Hammer price 
780 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
543. Elsa Thoresen, Surreal landscape.
Hammer price 
100 000 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 - 8 000 SEK
551. Wilhelm Freddie, Sureal composition.
Hammer price 
160 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK


Highlights Prints


762. David Hockney, "Pool Made with Paper and Blue Ink for Book".
Hammer price 
390 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
787. Pablo Picasso, "L'espagnole".
Hammer price 
210 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
790. Pierre Soulages, "Eau-Forte XIV".
Hammer price 
220 000 SEK
Estimate 
75 000 - 100 000 SEK
792. Cy Twombly, "Roman Notes I".
Hammer price 
620 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK


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