Uppsala Auktionskammare present this season’s foremost international collection including works by some of the greatest post-war and contemporary artists, such as Tom Wesselmann, Christo and Lucio Fontana. The collection will be sold at a separate Evening Sale on November 9th in Stockholm.
This important collection is marked by a love for the arts and is the result of great knowledge, joy and a true passion for collecting, which is an art in itself. The art-loving couple who created the collection during the 1960s, 70s and 80s got to know several of the represented artists during the years they spent in countries such as the USA and Switzerland. Since the artworks were acquired, they have remained in the possession of the same Swedish private family for decades and are now being offered at auction for the first time.
– This international art collection is one of the most prestigious that has ever been auctioned in Sweden, and Uppsala Auktionskammare is very proud to present it, says Magnus Bexhed, CEO of Uppsala Auktionskammare.
The collection includes five original works by Tom Wesselmann, one of the most important American pop art artists. Several of the works have provenance from the legendary art gallery Sidney Janis Gallery in New York, such as “Stockinged Nude with Fishbowl” from 1982, which has the collection’s highest estimate of SEK 3.000.000 – 4.000.000. Original works by Christo from the projects Surrounded Islands and Running Fence are included, as well as a pair of sculptures in polished brass by Lucio Fontana. The collection also includes works by artists such as Paul Van Hoeydonck, Shinkichi Tajiri and Jean Tinguely.
The collection will be sold at a separate Evening Sale on November 9th at 6 p.m. in Stockholm, followed by the Modern & Contemporary Sale 10 – 12 November.