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A new world record for an artwork by Isaac Grünewald at Modern Art + Design


The masterpiece "Kungsträdgården, i solgasset" was sold at the auction Modern Art + Design for SEK 8,697,500.


Day two at Bukowskis' Modern Art + Design resulted in new world records and several million entries for Swedish and international masterpieces. This spring, Bukowskis has sold art, design, and watches for a total of SEK 158 million, strengthening Bukowskis' position as Scandinavia’s leading auction house.


– It is fantastic to once again, 21 years later, be part of placing a new record for one of the most significant masterpieces by Isaac Grünewald. It’s a magnificent painting from a pioneering time, both for the artist and for art itself. The painting has everything today’s collectors are looking for, the motif, the colours and the provenance. Many bidders participated far through the bidding. The painting was worth the audience’s applause! says Carl Barkman, Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques.




› Waldemar Lorentzon's painting ”Edelweiss” sold for SEK 2 150 000


Waldemar Lorentzon’s rare paintings from the second half of the 1920s are a high point in his career as an artist. The work in the auction was given as a wedding present in 1929 and has been in the same family’s ownership ever since. The painting has never previously been sold at auction.

– Waldemar Lorentzon continues to be appreciated by our audience, as seen in the extraordinary final prices for both "Edelweiss" and "The Happy Walk". Another personal favourite was the Danish surrealist Elsa Thoresen, whose work achieved a final price of SEK 1,830,000. Thoresen is an artist who deservedly has received more attention in recent years, says Lena Rydén, Head of art, Specialist Modern Art.



› An artwork by Elsa Thoresen was sold for SEK 1 830 000 – a new world record for the artist



The international department offered an undiscovered work by Mondrian, a magnificent work by Poliakoff, a purist painting by Amadée Ozenfant, an excellent Venice motif by Albert Marquet and a surprising final prize by the Philippine artist Fernando Cueto Amorsolo. Interesting works that attracted bidders globally at internationally high levels.

– The prints department at Bukowskis continues to grow, and tonight’s world record for ”Carmen” by Marc Chagall shows that Bukowskis reaches collectors around the world, says Marcus Kinge, Specialist Prints.


Scandinavia’s leading Fine Art auction for Modern Art + Design strenghtens its position with increased international interest – consignments are underway for our upcoming auctions, contact Bukowskis’ category specialists to sell at the market's best prices.


Read about the results for modern design and see all final prices from the art department.


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Highlights Swedish modern art


574. Torsten Renqvist, "Hästlyftaren".
Hammer price 
380 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
610. Isaac Grünewald, "Kungsträdgården, i solgasset".
Hammer price 
7 100 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 000 - 4 000 000 SEK
642. Ragnar Sandberg, By the dinner table.
Hammer price 
480 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 700 000 SEK
669. Waldemar Lorentzon, "Edelweiss".
Hammer price 
2 150 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
677. Waldemar Lorentzon, "Den lyckliga promenaden".
Hammer price 
2 050 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
682. Olle Olsson-Hagalund, "Det röda trädet".
Hammer price 
660 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
717. Sigrid Hjertén, "Mot aftonen, Stadsgården".
Hammer price 
1 300 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 400 000 - 1 600 000 SEK
783. Waldemar Lorentzon, "Fiskaren".
Hammer price 
1 300 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 500 000 - 1 800 000 SEK


Highlights International modern art


586. Ed Ruscha, "ICE".
Hammer price 
720 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
587. Niki de Saint Phalle, "Anubis".
Hammer price 
360 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 300 000 SEK
651. Karel Appel, "Landschappelijk personage".
Hammer price 
360 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
657. Piet Mondrian, Barn doors of a Brabant farm building.
Hammer price 
700 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
687. Serge Poliakoff, "Composition abstraite".
Hammer price 
3 250 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 000 - 3 500 000 SEK
705. Marc Chagall, "Nu sur coq".
Hammer price 
580 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 700 000 SEK
709. Arman (Armand Pierre Fernandez), "Long distance".
Hammer price 
490 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
725. Amédée Ozenfant, "Nature morte".
Hammer price 
2 100 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 500 000 - 1 800 000 SEK
756. Fernando Cueto Amorsolo, Pandanggo sa Ilaw (Fandango with the Light).
Hammer price 
2 550 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
758. Albert Marquet, "Venise".
Hammer price 
1 100 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
763. Elsa Thoresen, Untitled.
Hammer price 
1 450 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK


Highlights Prints


891. Marc Chagall After, "Carmen".
Hammer price 
560 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 325 000 SEK
896. Marc Chagall After, "Les Coquelicots".
Hammer price 
180 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
908. Jasper Johns, "Figure 6", from "Color Numeral Series".
Hammer price 
190 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 160 000 SEK


Consignments are now underway for our upcoming auctions Welcome to contact us today


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
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 Art
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Amanda Wahrgren
Stockholm
Amanda Wahrgren
Specialist Modern Art, Prints
+46 (0)702 53 14 89
Marcus Kinge
Stockholm
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Prints
+46 (0)739 40 08 27