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Fine Art Auction

Modern & Contemporary
15–16 May


In the Spring Modern & Contemporary auction, we present the best of Swedish and international art, prints, photography, sculpture, carpets, watches, jewelry, and modern design classics from the early 20th century and beyond.

The emphasis on the art section of the submitted items is on modern art with Swedish signatures and international origins. For the third Fine Art auction in a row, the Swedish superstar Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN) is represented with a portal work from the artist’s early experimental 1920s production; “Gardists”. The avant-garde filmmaker, playwright, and author Peter Weiss is world-famous in his traditional context, but with the painting “London Slum”, he also demonstrates his greatness as an artist. Stockholm Auction House is also pleased to highlight the German-Swedish artist Lotte Laserstein, who is represented with several finely nuanced portraits. Another female artist who can be found in the item list is Lena Cronqvist, whose importance in Swedish art life cannot be emphasized enough. The work “Reflection/In the mirror” is part of the acclaimed series “The Painter and Her Model” from 1982, in which the artist examines her own self-image. Other highlights in the contemporary section include Rolf Hanson’s “Xelimane” and Lars Jonsson’s monumental “The Eternal Power, Eiders”.

The international artist Isaac Julien, currently exhibiting at Tate Britain, is one of our time’s leading film and installation artists. With the video work “Fantôme Afrique”, Julien challenges the viewer’s understanding of Africa’s history and its relationships to the outside world while visually fascinating and engaging the viewer. Other interesting works among the international pieces include Bridget Riley’s “Revision of Study 7/7/86”, Auguste Herbin’s “Six”, Robert Rauschenberg’s “Untitled”, as well as representative works by Wilfredo Lam and Karel Appel.

The Works of Art section also offers many exciting auction items. The auction includes a large section of silver and jewelry made and designed by Bernd Janusch and his wife Rosa Taikon, as well as jewelry by names such as Torun Bülow Hübe, Wiwen Nilsson, and others. The silver section has many interesting items in the spring auction. Impressive is one of Wiwen Nilsson’s typical, geometric coffee services, a large and exciting bowl with richly embossed patterns by Jan Eve Stengård, and a beautifully organic coffee pot with service by Sigurd Persson. The beautiful vase “Papillon”, designed by glass artist Emile Gallé around the turn of the century, made in the marqueterie sur verre technique with butterfly decor in red, yellow, and orange. The ceramics section includes all the big names with signatures such as Wilhelm Kåge, Berndt Friberg, Stig Lindberg, Carl-Harry Stålhane, but also specific works such as apples by Hans Hedberg, sculptures by Hertha Hillfon and Ulla Kraitz, and magnificent plates by Birger Kaipiainen.

For those with an interest in interior design, the auction features a plethora of intriguing and decorative furnishings, carpets, and fixtures. Of particular note is a custom-made sideboard by Josef Frank, crafted for an apartment on Strandvägen around 1960-61. It is painted in white with a teak top and stands on tall brass legs. Also from Firma Svenskt Tenn is a beautiful mirror adorned with a snakeskin pattern, designed by Björn Trägårdh circa 1930. Two chairs designed by Axel Einar Hjorth for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition, named Lod, are also available for sale. The auction also includes an extremely rare pine flowerbed designed by Alvar Aalto and manufactured in Finland in the 1940s. From our eastern neighbor comes Paavo Tynell’s ceiling fixture, produced by Taito in the 1950s. The auction also features many large and stunning carpets by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, with “Nyponblomma” and “Ängarna” being especially noteworthy at 3 x 2 meters each, along with a large “Blå Heden” measuring 458 x 254 cm and Barbro Nilsson’s “Kryddnejlikan” in brown, which spans a whopping 4 x 4 meters. The auction concludes with items from the watch department, including a 1976 Rolex “Rootbeer.”

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When is the viewing and the auction?


10–14 May, Nybrogatan 32, Stockholm

Opening hours

Monday–Friday 10am–6pm. Saturday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Live Auction

15–16 May, 11 am, Nybrogatan 32, Stockholm

How it works

Place bids online

Until the hammer auction commences you are able to pre bid online. Please note – an account at is required to be able to bid at the auction. You need to do this even if you already are a customer at Stockholms Auktionsverk.


There are several ways to particpate in the hammer auction:

– Absentee bids – absentee bids may be left with Customer Services or e-mailed to You can also place absentee bids on our website.

– Bidding in the salesroom – a paddle for bidding may be collected from Customer Services. Identification and reference is required.

– Telephone bidding – please contact Customer Services at
– Live online bidding – If you have signed up as a customer at Auctionet you are also able to place bids live online during the sale.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer services, +46 (0)8-453 67 50, if you need help placing bids.


You will receive a written confirmation via email after the auction. Payment can be made with creditcard at Nybrogatan 32, Stockholm or you can choose one of our secure methods of payment to pay your item and our commission. The lots should be collected no later than 10 working days after purchase.


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After the Fine Art-auction online in Helsinki

You won the bidding, now choose one of our secure methods of payment to pay your item and our commission. You can now collect your item at the auction house at Eteläranta 14, Helsinki, or order transportation at Please note that there will be a storage fee for items not collected on time.