The most expensive Swedish artwork ever sold at auction
74 lots sold above 1 million SEK – by far the most on the market
The leading auction house in Scandinavia continues to account for the market's leading results in Fine Art and quality auctions.
In 2021, Bukowskis sold 4 of the 5 most expensive works of art in Sweden, including the most expensive modern and classic artworks, the most expensive Works of Art, Asian Works of Art and 20th century design. During the period, several collections were also sold successfully and several world records have been achieved.
› 74 lots exceeding 1 million SEK, by far the most on the market
› Sold 4 out of 5 most expensive artworks and 11 out of 16 most expensive artworks in Sweden
› Most expensive classic Swedish artwork Anders Zorn, ”Söndagsmorgon”. Final price 35 250 000 SEK.
› Most expensive modern artwork in Sweden Otto G. Carlsund, ”Lokomobilen (La machine à vapeur)”. Final price 9 187 500 SEK.
› Most expensive 20th–century design furniture in Sweden Josef Frank, ”Plan de Paris à vol d’oiseau”. Final price 3 246 250 SEK.
› Most expensive work of art in the Nordic region Chandelier rococo. Final price 7 962 500 SEK.
› Most expensive Asian work of art in the Nordic region Buddha, ”Standing Avalokiteshvara, bronze”. Final price 4 716 250 SEK.
› New world record for a water colour by Helene Schjerfbeck ”Girl with blue ribbon”. Final price 17 137 500 SEK.
› New world record Alexis Verstraeten & Pauline Montironi. Fåtölj ”Miss Flamingo”. Final price 542 800 SEK.
› New world record Tove Jansson, ”Skillnadsbacken”. Final price 1 420 000 SEK.
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