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Highlights from the art department at Modern Art & Design


Tove Jansson, Erik Olson, Otto G Carlsund and GAN in focus when the art was auctioned at Modern Art & Design

After successful auctions for contemporary art and design, Bukowskis continues the live season with Modern Art & Design – the Nordic region's largest auction for modern art and design.



High final prices for Swedish Modernists

Highlights in the art section included modernist Otto G Carlsund's painting "Tonens Vibration," an elegant composition from 1929 that sold for a final price of 2 million SEK. Among the top listings were also Nils von Dardel's theatrical painting "Trappan," which has been exhibited at prominent shows both in Sweden and internationally, as well as significant works by the Halmstad Group, such as "Månsken" by Erik Olson and "Svensk Sjöman" by Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN). Additionally, "Snurran" and "Drakar III" by Lennart Rohde, "Brinnande Jord" by Elsa Thoresen, and "Duvmatare" by Ragnar Sandberg achieved million listings.

Lotte Laserstein was represented with several works, among which the main pieces were the painting "Vilande Traute" and a self-portrait that, after lively bidding in the room, sold for a final price of 676 000 SEK. Other highlights from the Swedish section included works by Gösta Nystroem, Inge Schiöler, Olle Olsson-Hagalund, Malin Gyllenstierna, and Yrjö Edelman.



Tove Jansson – The Auction's Top Lot

We saw continued strong demand for art by female modernists. Tove Jansson's painting "Vila" became the auction's most expensive work, exceeding expectations when it sold for over four times its estimate, achieving a final price of 3.5 million SEK.

Additional top listings were achieved for Henry Moore's sculpture "Maquette for Reclining Figure: Pointed Head" and Asger Jorn's painting "Myg." Among the international works, there were pieces by Victor Vasarely, Marcel Duchamp, Bram Bogart, Lynn Chadwick, Salvador Dali, and others.



A Contemporary Collection

As part of the spring Modern auction, a collection of contemporary art from a private collector was presented. Highlights included Tony Cragg's sculpture "Hollow Column," which, after lively bidding, sold for a final price of 1.4 million SEK. Other exciting works in the collection included "Untitled (Modules)" by Sirous Namazi, "Knäveck" by Charlotte Gyllenhammar, and "Kleiner Man" by Stephan Balkenhol.

The print section offered an exciting selection of graphic works by international greats such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, and Henri Matisse.



During the spring live auctions for Contemporary Art and Design, Important Timepieces, and Modern Art & Design, Bukowskis has auctioned art, design, and watches totalling 146 million SEK (including fees) and achieved 21 million listings.

Submissions are now open for upcoming auctions. Please contact Bukowskis specialists today to sell at the best prices on the market.


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Highlights art


559. Gösta Nystroem, Three Figures in Hats.
559. Gösta Nystroem, Three Figures in Hats.
Hammer price 
420 000 SEK
Estimate
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
592. Einar Jolin, "Ryttare på Djurgården".
592. Einar Jolin, "Ryttare på Djurgården".
Hammer price 
370 000 SEK
Estimate
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
616. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, Swedish sailor.
616. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, Swedish sailor.
Hammer price 
840 000 SEK
Estimate
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
646. Lotte Laserstein, Self-portrait.
646. Lotte Laserstein, Self-portrait.
Hammer price 
520 000 SEK
Estimate
125 000 - 150 000 SEK
660. Lotte Laserstein, Resting Traute.
660. Lotte Laserstein, Resting Traute.
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
665. Elsa Thoresen, "Brinnande jord".
665. Elsa Thoresen, "Brinnande jord".
Hammer price 
820 000 SEK
Estimate
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
672. Malin Gyllenstierna, Untitled.
672. Malin Gyllenstierna, Untitled.
Hammer price 
360 000 SEK
Estimate
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
680. Lennart Rodhe, "Snurran".
680. Lennart Rodhe, "Snurran".
Hammer price 
1 200 000 SEK
Estimate
1 200 000 - 1 600 000 SEK
681. Lennart Rodhe, "Drakar III".
681. Lennart Rodhe, "Drakar III".
Hammer price 
1 000 000 SEK
Estimate
1 000 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
710. Yrjö Edelmann, Untitled.
710. Yrjö Edelmann, Untitled.
Hammer price 
480 000 SEK
Estimate
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
716. Otto G Carlsund, "Tonens vibration".
716. Otto G Carlsund, "Tonens vibration".
Hammer price 
1 600 000 SEK
Estimate
2 000 000 - 2 500 000 SEK
762. Ragnar Sandberg, "Duvmatare".
762. Ragnar Sandberg, "Duvmatare".
Hammer price 
820 000 SEK
Estimate
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
822. Nils von Dardel, "Trappan".
822. Nils von Dardel, "Trappan".
Hammer price 
1 500 000 SEK
Estimate
1 500 000 - 2 000 000 SEK
828. Inge Schiöler, ”Hav”.
828. Inge Schiöler, ”Hav”.
Hammer price 
440 000 SEK
Estimate
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
833. Erik Olson, "Månsken".
833. Erik Olson, "Månsken".
Hammer price 
1 800 000 SEK
Estimate
1 800 000 - 2 000 000 SEK


Highlights International modern art


619. Tove Jansson, "Vila" (Self-portrait).
619. Tove Jansson, "Vila" (Self-portrait).
Hammer price 
2 750 000 SEK
Estimate
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
724. César Baldaccini, "lnsecte".
724. César Baldaccini, "lnsecte".
Hammer price 
270 000 SEK
Estimate
125 000 - 150 000 SEK
730. Victor Vasarely, ”Sixton”.
730. Victor Vasarely, ”Sixton”.
Hammer price 
600 000 SEK
Estimate
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
733. Marcel Duchamp, Portrait of Malou Höjer.
733. Marcel Duchamp, Portrait of Malou Höjer.
Hammer price 
500 000 SEK
Estimate
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
738. Bram Bogart, "BLAUW-WIT".
738. Bram Bogart, "BLAUW-WIT".
Hammer price 
250 000 SEK
Estimate
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
739. Henry Moore, "Maquette for Reclining Figure: Pointed Head".
739. Henry Moore, "Maquette for Reclining Figure: Pointed Head".
Hammer price 
800 000 SEK
Estimate
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
805. Asger Jorn, "Myg".
805. Asger Jorn, "Myg".
Hammer price 
960 000 SEK
Estimate
700 000 - 900 000 SEK
882. Tony Cragg, "Hollow Column".
882. Tony Cragg, "Hollow Column".
Hammer price 
1 100 000 SEK
Estimate
1 200 000 - 1 500 000 SEK



Bukowskis is welcoming onsignments for our upcoming auctions Welcome to contact us today


Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment and Sales Department, Fine Art. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
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 and 19th century Art
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Marcus Kinge
Stockholm
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Prints
+46 (0)739 40 08 27
Amanda Wahrgren
Stockholm
Amanda Wahrgren
Specialist Modern Art, Prints
+46 (0)702 53 14 89
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