Weekly

 

 
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“For many years, I have specialised in different works on paper – fine prints, and more recently, of course, photos. Many great collections started out with prints, and today, many collections are being started with photos–and therefore, I am delighted to present six works from 1896 to 2010 for your enjoyment!”
— Anders Walender


Weekly is our own report on what art works are in our minds at the moment.
If you're interested in any of the works, please let us know!

Anders Welander
Senior Specialist Art, Print & Works of Art
anders.welander@cfhill.com
+46(0)70 954 68 23

 

 

Chen Man
Long live the Motherland. Shanghai
2010
Archival Pigment print
80 x 79 cm
Edition of 15
Available

“Chen Man (1980–), a celebrity in her own right in China, is now gaining international renown as a pioneer among China’s fashion Photographers. Her vigorously retouched images incorporate several layers of narrative, and the current perception of China is interpreted and reinterpreted in the imagery she uses. In a country wracked by convulsions between the old and the new, she stages fusions between the past and the present, East and West, tradition and renewal, in order to question and reformulate norms and beauty ideals.Chen Man was born in the old quarters of Beijing, and grew up taking daily lessons in classical calligraphy and playing mah-jong with her grandmother at her bedside, a lifestyle that contrasted starkly with the new and modern city that was rapidly emerging just around the corner.”

Andy Warhol
Ingrid Bergman with hat
1983
Silkscreen in colours
91,4 x 91,4 cm
Edition of 250 + 50 AP
Available

“The famous Swedish Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman passed away in 1982, and shortly thereafter, Per Olov Börjeson, the founder of Galleri Börjesson in Malmö, contacted Andy Warhol to discuss the possibility of commemorating her legacy with a print. The result was the triptych Ingrid Bergman, which includes three different portraits of her (Herself, the Nun, with Hat) and was published in 1983. The set was sold complete or as individual prints. The most popular of the three portraits, all chosen from her major film roles, was Ingrid Bergman with Hat. It is the visually most striking of the portraits, and the photo depicts her in her role as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), in which she starred against Humphrey Bogart.”

Linda McCartney
Cherries, Antigua
1970
C-print
59,2 x 39,4 / 150,5 x 100,2 / 181,6 x 121 cm
Edition of 6 + 2 AP
Available

“The ongoing exhibition Mother Daughter, which features photos by Mary and Linda McCartney, is currently being shown at Fotografiska in Stockholm. One of my many favourites from this show is this iconic image of lined-up cherries and a bowl. It was taken by Linda McCartney (1941-1998) in Antigua. It is certainly most familiar to Paul McCartney fans as the cover image used for his first solo album McCartney, which was released after The Beatles split up in April 1970. It is also, for obvious reasons, referred to as the “Cherry Album”. To me, in a way, it resembles a classical still-life–a memento mori, with the red berries spread out and the empty bowl–but it also gives a taste of summer and holidays!” 

 

Christophe von Hohenberg
Leo Castelli, late 80s Soho Gallery
Digital fibre print
64 x 50,8 cm
Edition of 25
Available

“Christophe von Hohenberg (1952-) is perhaps most famous for capturing all the great stars, artists, and socialites, including icons like Liza Minelli, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yoko Ono, Bianca Jagger, Keith Haring, Calvin Klein, and Raquel Welch, who attended the memorial service for Andy Warhol at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 1 April 1987. Also among the guests was the legendary gallerist Leo Castelli, who is portrayed here as a solemn ruler seated on his throne. In 1957, he opened Leo Castelli Gallery at 4 E. 77th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues in New York City, and in 1958, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg joined the gallery, thus heralding the beginning of the turn toward Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art. From the early 60s until the end of the 70s, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Cy Twombly, Ed Ruscha, and many other artists who have since achieved legendary status joined the stable, making Leo Castelli Gallery the most influential gallery in the world at the time. In 1971, Castelli opened a downtown Soho branch of the gallery, and it was there that Christophe von Hohenberg captured him on his throne in the late 80s. Photos by von Hohenberg are currently on show at Fotografiska ArtSpace, Stockholm.”

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Jane Avril
1899
Lithograph in colours
55,4 x 37,1 cm
Available

“The Moulin Rouge Cabaret is surrounded by a haze of timeless glamour, a place representing the turning point and transition between the ancient and the modern. Two of the individuals who made great contributions to the era were artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and dancer and entertainer Jane Avril (1868-1943). In Toulouse-Lautrec’s lithograph from 1899, which was commissioned by Avril personally, we see her at the peak of her spectacular career. She was 37, and despite the bare-boned simplicity of the drawing, it is plain she is no longer a young woman. The dress grabs the viewer’s attention immediately with its design depicting a snake wound around her body, its tongue flicking its way up towards her throat. Designing her own stage outfits was a conscious strategy she used to make herself more than just a captivating dancer, as was letting herself being portrayed by Toulouse-Lautrec, the master of the line: a way to make herself and her name known to a larger audience.”

Edvard Munch
August Strindberg
1896
Lithograph
50,7 x 37,6 cm
Signed and with a dedication from Munch to Frau Förster-Nietzsche
Available

“Edvard Munch  (1863-1944) is truly one of the greatest printmakers of the 20th century. His dramatic and strong images from the 1890s and early 1900s are among the most enigmatic and dramatic prints ever created. The portrait of Strindberg (1849-1912) is similar in composition to Munch’s self-portrait from 1895, with a strong contrast between the black background and the heavily illuminated face. The two met in Paris in 1895 or 1896, shortly after Strindberg left his second wife, the Austrian actress Frieda Uhl. The lithograph was printed in 1896 in Paris. This particular print once belonging to philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s sister, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (1846-1935), who played a major role in establishing the Nietzsche cult at the time, being the sole heir to her brother and the founder of the Nietzsche Archive. So, in this way, three of the great minds of that time are all captured in this work: Munch-Strindberg-Nietzsche.”