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New world records and six lots sold above one million SEK at Contemporary Art & Design


Strong market for international art and design


This spring’s first Live auction offered sensational final prices and masterpieces by international and Swedish artists such as James Rosenquist, Banksy, Andy Warhol, Irving Penn, William N. Copley, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Maria Miesenberger and Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg.


Bukowskis can now present a new world record for Andy Warhol’s ”Ingrid Bergman – With hat”, the motif achieved a final price of a sensational SEK 931,000. Bukowskis can also present new world records for both Jonathan Lasker and Maria Miesenberger.


– The extensive bidding of works by Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Jonathan Lasker, James Rosenquist, Robert Combas and Leon Tarasewicz shows that the market is strong for international artworks. Sculptures by Swedish artists such as Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Maria Miesenberger, Lena Cronqvist and Charlotte Gyllenhammar were successfully sold during the evening. Bukowskis achieved a new world record for a sculpture by Miesenberger, which is excellent, says Louise Wrede, Specialist Contemporary Art.


› Maria Miesenberger’s sculpture sold for a final price of SEK 939 000 – a new world record for the artist.


– The renowned photographs by Irving Penn and David Hockney attracted many bidders, timeless motifs by prominent artists, which are some of my favourites. The photography department contained many different motifs and forms of expression and technology. The photography department included provocative motifs as well as decorative and hopeful works. I am delighted to see that so many customers found photographs they liked, says Karin Aringer, Specialist Photography & Contemporary Art.


– It’s thrilling to see that Warhol continues to enchant collectors around the globe! There is an insatiable demand for quality works with good provenance and significant motifs. Today’s auction showed that Bukowskis’ continues to deliver results on an international level. The fine selection of works by Banksy, Hockney, Lichtenstein and Hirst, among others, attracted many bidders and collectors, says Marcus Kinge, Specialist Prints.


› ”Fashion Photograph (Nina Devoe), New York, 1951” by Irving Penn sold for a final price of SEK 379 700.



The contemporary design catalogue this season offered an eclectic mix of international and Swedish design.


– There was a great success for many of my personal favourites. Notably, the international department received much attention and was very successful. We saw a majority of bidders on the Pantonova set by Verner Panton and the unique lamp by Derossi & Ceretti, which both achieved high final prices. Bukowskis is very pleased that Swedish classics from Källemo found new owners, both here in Sweden and internationally, says Jonatan Jahn, Specialist Design.


Several iconic items were sold for market-leading prices such as the chairs El Dorado, Rex and El Rey by Theselius, as well as the iconic Concrete by Bohlin. Bukowskis also presented young contemporary designers, such as Niklas Runesson, Magniberg, Björn Friborg and Fredrik Paulsen, who attracted a new audience.


Scandinavia’s biannual Fine Art auction for contemporary art and design continues to manifest its leading position with increased international interest.


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Highlights Art


261. Maria Miesenberger, "Half an Angel".
Hammer price 
740 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
343. Ron Gorchov, "Untitled, #4".
Hammer price 
290 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
345. Robert Combas, "L'Homme Crispée".
Hammer price 
700 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
348. Ryszard Winiarski, "Obszar 112" (Area 112).
Hammer price 
520 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 600 000 SEK
357. Jonathan Lasker, "The Pleasure of Expression".
Hammer price 
1 250 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
369. Christo & Jeanne-Claude, ”The Umbrellas (Project for Japan and Western USA)”.
Hammer price 
1 500 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
372. James Rosenquist, "From Ladies of the Opera Terrace".
Hammer price 
2 300 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 000 - 3 000 000 SEK
375. William N. Copley, "Flag of the USA".
Hammer price 
720 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
378. Leon Tarasewicz, "Ohne titel".
Hammer price 
560 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK


Highlights Photography


105. Klara Lidén, 'Self Portrait with the Keys to the City', 2005.
Hammer price 
150 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
115. Terry O'Neill, "Brigitte Bardot, Spain, 1971".
Hammer price 
190 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
141. Annika von Hausswolff, "Still life (John and Jane Doe in the arena)", 1995.
Hammer price 
120 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
165. Elisabeth Ohlson, "Nattvarden", 1998.
Hammer price 
67 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
173. Robert Mapplethorpe, ”Thomas, 1986”.
Hammer price 
100 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
177. David Hockney, "David Graves looking at Bayswater", 1982.
Hammer price 
240 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 200 000 SEK
188. Irving Penn, "Fashion Photograph (Nina Devoe), New York, 1951".
Hammer price 
310 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK


Highlights Prints


391. Banksy, "Girl with Balloon".
Hammer price 
1 300 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 100 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
404. Keith Haring, "Untitled 2", from: "Free South Africa".
Hammer price 
230 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
405. Damien Hirst, "Honour", from "The Virtues".
Hammer price 
210 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
412. David Hockney, "Joe McDonald".
Hammer price 
105 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
417. Roy Lichtenstein, "Yellow Still Life".
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
425. Frank Stella, "Referendum".
Hammer price 
115 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 70 000 SEK
427. Andy Warhol, "The Nun", from; "Three portraits of Ingrid Bergman".
Hammer price 
400 000 SEK
Estimate 
275 000 - 300 000 SEK
430. Andy Warhol, "Goethe".
Hammer price 
680 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
431. Andy Warhol, "Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn)".
Hammer price 
1 450 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
434. Andy Warhol, "$1.57 Giant Size".
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK


Highlights Design



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Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fine Art. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Louise Wrede
Stockholm
Louise Wrede
Specialist Contemporary Art, Private Sales
+46 (0)739 40 08 19
Karin Aringer
Stockholm
Karin Aringer
Specialist Photography, Contemporary Art
+46 (0)702 63 70 57
Marcus Kinge
Stockholm
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Prints
+46 (0)739 40 08 27
Jonatan  Jahn
Stockholm
Jonatan Jahn
Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
+46 (0)703 92 88 60