The Online only auction LARS NORÉN - THINGS resulted in a total sale of 2,2MSEK, hammered 224% above the estimate
Sensational ”White Glove Sale” for LARS NORÉN – TING
– the collection sold for 2.2 MSEK, hammered 224% above estimate
Bukowskis can present a sensational result for LARS NORÈN – TING, a historically significant collection that attracted bidders from all over the world. The collection had an estimate of 559 000 SEK and sold for a total of 2,2 MSEK, hammered 224% above the estimate. The most expensive item sold was Maria Miesenberger with the photograph "Untitled / Without title (In it ... / Im Grünen ...)", which was sold for 173 450 SEK, followed by several highlights such as a deck chair by Le Corbusier (final price 57 625 SEK), Norén's complete record collection (final price 46 600 SEK), a leather jacket including photography by Mikael Jansson (final price 46 600 SEK), and an engraved Zippo lighter that achieved a final price of 40 475 SEK.
– We feel joy and humility for the great interest and appreciation shown for Lars things. We now hope that these things get new life in other people's homes and collections and that they may work as a reminder of the life of Lars Norén and his art, says Nelly Bonner, daughter of Lars Norén and CEO Lars Natten Norén AB.
› The auction's most expensive item sold was a photograph by Maria Miesenberger, followed by Norén's iconic black typewriter, which reached a final price of 69 875 SEK.
Not since Bukowskis sold The Ingmar Bergman Collection in 2009 has the interest in an auction been so great in advance and resulted in such intensive bidding. The collection, sold during the evening in an Online only auction, included 171 items and attracted hundreds of bidders both in Sweden and internationally.
– Bukowskis has a long tradition of successfully selling collections, but this collection was exceptional in provenance. We want to thank Lars Norén's family for the great trust in taking care of this collection. We are also pleased that the book that was published in conjunction with the exhibition and the auction will be preserved as a historically significant document for the future. For many, a collector's item in itself, says Louise Arén, CEO of Bukowskis.