Success strengthens Bukowski's position as market leader

Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN) - ”Katarinahissen I” (detalj), sold for 5 239 000 SEK and a Vase by Axel Salto, sold for 2 237 500 SEK.

This spring’s Modern Art + Design auction delivered eight lots exceeding 1 million SEK and a very strong result in total. The true sensation in the art department, a newly discovered artwork by Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN) – ”Katarinahissen I”, was sold for 5 239 000 SEK. Having reached a final price of 5 512 000 SEK, Leander Engström’s ”Badstranden” was the most expensive art work sold in the auction.

GAN’s ”Katarinahissen I”, the first in a series of three with Katarinahissen as a motif, is a very important piece. The interest in acquiring this artwork has been very high. It has not been shown in public after it was showcased in Lund in 1915 and it has attracted many curious visitors to the viewing. Now, “Katarinahissen I” will be showcased at the important GAN exhibition at Sven Harry’s art museum. A sensation in many ways, says Andreas Rydén, Head Specialist Art and Deputy Managing Director.

Further, pieces by internationally acclaimed masters such as Paul Klee, Baltasar Lobo and Bram Bogart offered some of the highlights in the auction. And the successful result for ”Pioneers of Modernism – an avant-garde collection”, really showcases that these artists forged ahead of the rest, and their relevance of today.

The demand and interest in artworks by the likes of e.g. Agnes Cleve, Waldemar Lorentzon, Erik Olson and many more, were high and enticed bidders from Sweden as well as from abroad. The great success for the collection and the fantastic offer of pieces by artists in world-class shows that Sweden truly has an important position in the international market, says Lena Rydén, Specialist Modern Art, Prints

Among the lots in the auction, many art works by Swedish masters such as Sigrid Hjertén, Isaac Grünewald and Einar Jolin were included, masters which art works are still very high in demand and led to high hammer prices.

We are very proud of the trust of our customers and the outstanding result shows continuity in successful sales. This reinforces our prominent position in the market for Fine art, says Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment & Sales.

Read more about the auction results for the design department >


See more highlights below and please contact our specialists in order to buy and sell the markets most exclusive art and design.

386. Agnes Cleve, "Nakenstudie".
Vasarahinta 
160 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
389. Erik Olson, "Ecole".
Vasarahinta 
400 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
397. Waldemar Lorentzon, "Modèle dans l’atelier".
Vasarahinta 
460 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
398. Agnes Cleve, Woman on a cliff.
Vasarahinta 
640 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
421. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, "Katarinahissen I".
Vasarahinta 
4 200 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
2 000 000 - 2 500 000 SEK
427. Paul Klee, "Schlangen-Bau".
Vasarahinta 
920 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
429. Baltasar Lobo, "Élan moyen".
Vasarahinta 
450 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
500 000 - 700 000 SEK
438. Olle Olsson-Hagalund, "Spårvagnen".
Vasarahinta 
800 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
481. Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, "Akrobater i Paris" (Acrobats in Paris).
Vasarahinta 
3 800 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
3 000 000 - 3 500 000 SEK
498. Isaac Grünewald, "Från Stadsgården".
Vasarahinta 
1 000 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
505. Erik Olson, "Voisin-planet".
Vasarahinta 
1 300 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
1 200 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
523. Bram Bogart, "Geeldoorgeel".
Vasarahinta 
280 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
529. Leander Engström, "Badstranden".
Vasarahinta 
4 500 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
4 500 000 - 5 000 000 SEK
570. Sigrid Hjertén, Portrait depicting Ida la Cour, born Enna.
Vasarahinta 
460 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
500 000 - 700 000 SEK
590. Inge Schiöler, "Yttersta skäret".
Vasarahinta 
330 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
645. Henri Matisse, "Le Renard Blanc (The white fox)".
Vasarahinta 
200 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
200 000 - 225 000 SEK

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Tukholma
Andreas Rydén
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Camilla Behrer
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Tukholma
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