Weekly

 

 
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“When summer approaches, I dream of the sea and adventures that go on and on until the early morning sun. I spend all of my time with my daughters, reading books for them from my own childhood. These are my favorite artworks at the moment. Art that correspond to my current mood!”
— Anna-Karin Pusic

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!

Anna-Karin Pusic
CEO & Head of Specialists
annakarin.pusic@cfhill.com
+46(0)70 445 59 40

 

 

Elsa Beskow
”Ocke, Nutta och Pillerill”, 1939
17 original illustrations
Watercolour
Circa 20 x 18 cm each

“The reason I love Elsa Beskow (1874–1953) is the way she always places children in the center. Nothing is forbidden or too frightening in their adventures. They always manage, no worries! She combined great passion for nature, story-telling and modern decorative brilliance. These illustrations is from her  thirty-ninth book. This is one of her exceptional stories in watercolour crowded with small details from the hidden world in the woods.”

George Oddner
"Vårdopp, Falsterbo", 1952
C-print
80 x 100 cm

“What a great eye he had. This is actually from a fashion shoot, but Oddner had the ability to capture all details and appeal to our common concept of good times by the beach. Falsterbo in the south is Sweden’s own Saint Tropez. Look how the stripes in her robe play with the lines of her legs and how the sea disappears. And on top of that: her tongue sticking out and revealing her doubtfulness to jump in.”

Barbro Nilsson for AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström
"Kullager", 1945
Carpet, knotted pile
355 x 280 cm

“There’s nothing as a carpet by Märta Måås-Fjetterström or her follower Barbro Nilsson, who took over the flourishing business in the forties. Around that time, Barbro Nilsson designed this carpet called "Kullager", ball bearing, a Swedish invention by the engineer Sven Wingqvist. This one is yellow and as far as we know, the only one of its kind. It’s said this particular carpet was commissioned for the SKF director himself for his office in Gothenburg.”

 

Esaias Thorén
"Still life with mandolin and Picasso book", 1927
Oil on canvas
66 x 50 cm

“Swedish High Modernism is kind of my kingdom. Throughout my years in the world of auctions I have come to love them passionately. There’s a unique charm in those brave Swedes who wanted something else, something revolutionary and daring. This painting shows the deeply gifted Esaias Thorén’s interest in cubism and he’s even pointing out the path finder: Picasso. Two years later he, together with five other artists, formed the surrealist group Halmstadgruppen. In my opinion, the twenties are vibrant years in Swedish art.”

Denise Grünstein
"Gatekeeper", 2014
C-print on aluminum
45 x 56 cm

“She has a super-eye for under-the-surface-drama. It’s hard to tell if she got all that from her years in the film business or if she was drawn to it exactly because she’s got that sensitivity and capacity to throw the viewer right into a spellbinding story with just one picture. You can look at any of her series and get totally engaged. Who’s that mysterious woman? Is it a ritual, is she alone, what will happen next? Denise Grünstein, I believe, is probably the greatest photographer of her generation.” 

Mikael Jansson
"Daria Stockholm Archipelago", 2018
Fabric-wrapped clamshell box with all 24 prints from "Daria, The Archipelago series"
45 x 55,88 x 6,5 cm

“Ok, so back to my summers. Isn’t it strange how your memories sometimes are much stronger than the real experience? These beautiful photos by the great Mikael Jansson remind me of this phenomenon. It’s as if they embody a blessed moment that will never come back and therefore are so precious. I’m fascinated how well model and artist have worked together and you can tell both of them love nature and wild life. Of course, you want all the pictures and this beautiful box contains the complete series. Literally, summer in a box.”