And finally, we’ll be showing a beautiful and ingenious portrayal of unexpected affection between a princess and a bull, by the great sculptor Carl Milles. In this exhibition, we’ll also be presenting another kind of passion: the love of science. Carsten Höller, the art world’s uncrowned king of intoxication and slides, wasn’t always an artist; he started out as a Doctor of Biology. Here, he presents an instalment from his animal series: a red, fascinating octopus. This is a “cousin” of the giraffe we have previously shown here. Also, while we’re on the topic of animals: dachshunds have rarely, if ever, been depicted in such a blissful way as Olle Olsson Hagalund did in his portrait of the girl in the lace apron. Not to mention the intrepid squirrels in Elsa Beskow’s original water colours for Ocke, Nutta och Pillerill (Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip).
And last, but not least, a true gem: an enchanting, punctured, golden painting by Lucio Fontana. An icon with a golden basecoat, but without God. A modernist statement that retains an air of the sacral.
Welcome to the sixth edition of Ten by Ten!