Upcoming Exhibition: Tom Böttiger Collection Part. 1


A collection charged with passion and love — Tom Böttiger at CFHILL

 One of Sweden’s most notable art collectors, Tom Böttiger, has decided to sell his collection of Swedish art. Until recently, the collection, which includes works by Marie-Louise Ekman, Sally Mann, and Astrid Sylwan, as well as a large quantity of photographs and sculptures by the leading contemporary artists, has been on display in Böttiger’s business premises at Cloud Nine on Narvavägen. 

Tom Böttiger began his professional life in the dawn of the Swedish advertising boom of the 80s, when he worked alongside the pioneers of the field. Later, he was an early predictor of future shopping habits as the transition from physical to digital stores began. In the early 2000, he founded Cloud Nine, where he was able to unite his belief in the importance of art for creative processes with his passion for collection. Now that the business is relocating from its roomy offices in Garnisonen, these loose ends are being tied up in order to make way for a new chapter. His shares in the company are for sale, as is the result of his 30 years of art collecting.

Pictures: Tom Böttiger with Rafael Gomezbarros ,   Untitled, ur: Casa Tomada,  2013   Photographed by: Märta Thisner, Stockholm, September 9, 2019.

Pictures: Tom Böttiger with Rafael Gomezbarros, Untitled, ur: Casa Tomada, 2013
Photographed by: Märta Thisner, Stockholm, September 9, 2019.

 ‘I love my art, and the works are like friends to me. These have been some incredible years, and I’m delighted to have had this opportunity to spend time with the art every day, and share this experience with my co-workers. Now, I’m looking to the future, and I’ll continue collecting art, although perhaps in a slightly different way,’ says Tom Böttiger.

The collection is to be sold at CFHILL, in two stages. An initial selection of works will be presented this autumn, and a second one will follow in the spring of 2020. The collection also includes paintings by Helene Billgren, Lena Cronqvist, Maria Miesenberger, and Johan Scott, as well as a whole bunch of photographs by Hans Gedda, Christer Strömholm, Sally Mann, Martin Bogren, and others. 

‘CFHILL acknowledges the responsibilities involved in offering works by such significant artists for sale. Tom has an astonishing intuition when it comes to art, and he’s always had a knack for picking up the best works before anybody else could. So, this is a unique opportunity for anybody who missed their chance the first time around. In its entirety, the collection is a true feast for the eyes, which features several outstanding highlights. I’m really looking forward to these exhibitions we’ll be producing,’ says Anna-Karin Pusic, one of the founders of CFHILL.