Bukowskis is proud to present the Löwenadler Collection Auction: 10 March

by Artnet Scandinavia on 02/09/2020

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Bukowski is proud to present the Löwenadler Collection. The collection consists of fantastic art and decor from home to one of Sweden’s foremost art dealers, Jan Eric Löwenadler. Highly loved property that over the years moved with its owner to his many homes in different countries. Homes that reflect Jan Eric Löwenadler’s great passion for interior decoration. The collection is a time document that takes its origin in the big names and taste of the ’80s.


Jan Eric Löwenadler lived as he learned, he considered a collector to be a combination of an art historian, stockbroker and decorator. His friends describe him as incredibly knowledgeable, a beauty lover and incurable truth-seeker as well as a conversationalist of his like. Jan Eric was for some time one of the world’s most successful art dealers – well-known for his impeccable taste and bright personality.

Important works in the collection are Keith Haring’s Untitled I-III, acquired directly from the artist with an estimate of 600’000-800’000 along with Francesco Clemente’s, Two Girls, with an estimate of 400’000-500’000. Also, the well-known self-portrait of Cecilia Edefalk, Self-portrait with a gun, estimate of SEK 300’000, is included in the collection. One of the more personal and interesting lot numbers in the collection is Jan Eric’s significant and extensive reference library of art literature which is to be sold as one lot with an estimate of SEK 250,000 – 300,000.

Jan Eric’s interior interest and taste for beautiful things is reflected in the department for works of art. In his home, he mixed old furniture of fine quality with glass and metal elements from the 1980s. Excellent examples are a desk, a so-called Bureau Plat with an estimate of SEK 450’000-500’000, a magnificent Baroque mirror with an estimate of SEK 200’000 and his specially ordered dining table and sideboard from Grant Larkin from the 80’s with a collective exclamation on SEK 150’000.

We are very proud of the confidence to present and sell this unique home and collection, says Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Learning to know a person’s unique collecting through a lifetime is always tickling.


Viewing: March 5 – 9, Berzelii Park in Stockholm
Auction: 10 March, Arsenalsgatan 2 in Stockholm

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