Trends in the Swedish Art Market
Current trends in the Swedish art market was the main theme when Henrik Åberg and Pedro Westerdahl, two leading experts at Bukowskis, gave a talk at the Swedish residence in London. Åberg gave an excellent presentation on Swedish Furniture and Decorative arts from the 1770s through the 1900s, focusing on the two classical eras; the Gustavian style of 1770/80′s and the Swedish Art Deco called “Swedish Grace” in the 1920′s. Pedro Westerdahl offered an enlightening and highly entertaining exposé of current trends in the art market. It was very clear that photography has become very popular in the salesrooms in recent years. Traditional landscape paintings and brown furniture were doing less well. It was a most enjoyable evening.
Bukowskis is the leading art business in the Nordic Countries and has the oldest salesroom for fine art in Scandinavia. It was founded 1870 and has conducted auctions in Sweden for the past 140 years, including the collection of King Charles XV in 1873 and the estate of Master film director Ingmar Bergman in 2009.