Success for autumns anniversary auction Contemporary Art + Design

From left; Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg; 'Crocodile, Egg, Man', Jonas Bohlin; 'Slottsbacken', Banksy; 'Girl with the Balloon'.


Auction record - the most expensive Swedish contemporary artwork ever sold.

The evening's sensation was Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg's work 'Crocodile, Egg, Man' was sold for a final price of 19 495 000 SEK, a new world record for the artist duo and the most expensive Swedish contemporary work ever sold. The biding went on for twenty minutes, with several bidders on the phone.

Bukowskis anniversary auction introduced several world records and the internationally known "Karin & Lars Hall collection" turned out to be a successful sale. In the art-department, works of art by Swedish icons such as Lena Cronqvist, Marie-Louise Ekman and Barbro Östhlin ended high above estimate, so did prints by international artists such as Andy Warhol, Banksy and Frank Stella.

It is fantastic to see how a now living artist is succeeding internationally and achieving top prices at our Contemporary Art auctions. Bukowskis is the only auction house in Scandinavia with an exclusive contemporary art and design sale and the result of today's auction proves our position as an important marketplace, says Louise Wrede, Specialist in Contemporary Art.

During the spring and summer, Bukowskis has achieved fantastic sales results, with the most lots exceeding SEK 1 million as well as the most expensive work sold on the market. We are proud and grateful for the trust received from our customers.

When an iconic motif such as" Girl with Balloon" is hammered, there is always an extraordinary nerve in the auction hall. The unbelievable result shows that we have succeeded to reach buyers around the world. "Girl with Balloon" reached a price that stands out well according to an international standard, says Marcus Kinge, Specialist Print.


The interest in high-quality photography is extensive. Bukowskis are pleased with the successful sale of Karin & Lars Hall Collection, a famous collection of photography, collected by Karin & Lars Hall. The collection has grown over many years with passion and interest for photography and interest, bought through auctions, galleries as well as gifts.

The results of the Hall collection of photography and the department of photography shows that there is a strong market for photography. Tonight there were both international and Swedish buyers, and it was a pleasure to see how images, rarely sold in Sweden reached high final prices. Some of my personal favourites are Charles Jones, André Kertész and Annie Leibovitz, says Karin Aringer, Specialist photography and contemporary art.

Within the department of design, there were many highlights, however, the Swedish artist Jonas Bohlin, was the winner of today's sale. His cabinet, "Slottsbacken" Källemo, 1987 reached the final price of SEK 382 500, a new world record for the model. Collectables from Philippe Zunino, Massimo Morozzi as well as contemporary designers such as Hanna Hansdotter and Nick Ross and post-modern classics by Mats Theselius reached strong final prices.

It is fantastic that Bukowskis now hold two world records of Bohlin's most iconic furniture such as the cabinet" Slottsbacken" and the previously sold "Concrete-chair", says Jonathan Jahn, Specialist Contemporary Design.


Highlights design



Highlights art


364. Banksy, "Morons (Sepia)".
Vasarahinta 
640 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
365. Banksy, "Girl with Balloon".
Vasarahinta 
1 750 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
800 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
366. Banksy, "Pulp Fiction".
Vasarahinta 
500 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
391. Andy Warhol, "Mao".
Vasarahinta 
460 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
392. Andy Warhol, "Three portraits of Ingrid Bergman by Andy Warhol".
Vasarahinta 
1 050 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK


Highlights art


71. Barbro Östlihn, "Brooklyn Bridge".
Vasarahinta 
230 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
94. Lars Lerin, "Bestefars hus".
Vasarahinta 
400 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
107. Lena Cronqvist, "Flicka med hopprep".
Vasarahinta 
390 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
113. Marie-Louise Ekman, "Hunger/Pink Silk Book".
Vasarahinta 
310 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
128. Linn Fernström, "Flygförsök".
 
Lähtöhinta 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
170. Olli Lyytikäinen, "Kärlek i krig".
Vasarahinta 
220 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
194. Jean Tinguely, "Eléments blanc et bleu sur fond noir".
Vasarahinta 
2 500 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
2 500 000 - 3 000 000 SEK
211. Rainer Fetting, "Yellow Cab in Alleyway".
Vasarahinta 
250 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
125 000 - 150 000 SEK


Highlights photography


233. Bruno Ehrs, "Carl XVI Gustaf, Skeppsholmen, maj 2002".
Vasarahinta 
110 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
236. Anton Corbijn, "U2, Death Valley", 1986.
Vasarahinta 
145 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
50 000 - 70 000 SEK
242. Hans Gedda, “Sign of Freedom”, 1990.
Vasarahinta 
145 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
251. Terry O'Neill, "Faye Dunaway, Hollywood, 1977".
Vasarahinta 
360 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
150 000 - 200 000 SEK
326. Irving Penn, "Cuzco Children", 1948.
 
Lähtöhinta 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
336. Irving Penn, "Nude 58", 1950.
Vasarahinta 
300 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
200 000 - 300 000 SEK


Contact our specialists


Consignment and valuation

Consignments are now under way for our upcoming auctions. Welcome to contact us today.

Björn Extergren
Tukholma
Björn Extergren
Johtaja, Fineart - Sisäänotto & Myynti
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Andreas Rydén
Tukholma
Andreas Rydén
Varatoimitusjohtaja, Johtava asiantuntija, taide
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Louise Wrede
Tukholma
Louise Wrede
Specialist Contemporary Art
+46 (0)739 40 08 19
Karin Aringer
Tukholma
Karin Aringer
Asiantuntija – nykytaide ja valokuva
+46 (0)702 63 70 57
Marcus Kinge
Tukholma
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Prints
+46 (0)739 40 08 27
Jonatan  Jahn
Tukholma
Jonatan Jahn
Asiantuntija – modernit huonekalut, design, 1900-luvun hopea ja taidekäsityö
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Anette Granlund
Tukholma
Anette Granlund
Asiantuntija – matot, tekstiilit, islamilainen taidekäsityö
+46 (0)708 92 19 92