måndag 22 april 2013

Gems from the modern auction

Here are some favorites from this week's auction at Bukowskis in Stockholm. The lighting wasn't the best but I managed to get some photos. The auction starts tomorrow and it will be very interesting to see the final prices on some of these textile jewels. In general you get a lot for your money when buying textile art and carpets.

Of course I was very excited to see the two Olle Nyman-tapestries.
Olle Nyman "Flora", woven at Alice Lund Textilier, at Bukowskis
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
Olle Nyman "Blå Trädet", woven at Alice Lund Textilier, at Bukowskis
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Another favorite was a monumental carpet by Märta Måås Fjetterström, almost 35 kvm in size...
Märta Måås-Fjetterström "Blå Heden", at Bukowskis
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
 ... and two carpets by one of my favorite textile artists Barbro Nilsson, also for ABMMF.
Barbro Nilsson "Strutar gul", ABMMF at Bukowskis
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
Barbro Nilsson "Strutar gul", ABMMF at Bukowskis
Photo: www.bukowskis.com

Barbro Nilsson, "Nejlikan Gråsvart", ABMMF at Bukowskis
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

fredag 12 april 2013

tisdag 9 april 2013

Olle Nyman at the spring auctions

The catalogue for Bukowskis modern auction just got out. And I am happy to see that two great tapestries by Olle Nyman is for sale, and both are made at Alice Lund Textilier in the 1980´s. The studio had a long collaboration with Olle Nyman and many of the tapestries can still be seen at institutions and corporations around Sweden, for example at Riksbanken (the Swedish National bank) and Carolina Rediviva (library in Uppsala) which you can read more about here.

At the moment we are actually just getting starting with weaving a replica of an Olle Nyman tapestry called "Efter Regattan". So pictures of the making of a tapestry like this will surely be posted on the blog later on.

The tapestry "Blå Trädet" ("The Blue Tree") by Olle Nyman 1988, is woven at Alice Lund Textilier by weavers Mia Korsgren and Åsa Björs. The asking price is 20 000 - 30 000SEK. 

Tapestry "Blå Trädet" by Olle Nyman, woven at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: www.bukowskis.com


The tapestry "Flora" by Olle Nyman 1985, is woven at Alice Lund Textilier by Margareta Wallin and Åsa Björs. The asking price is 30 000 - 40 000SEK.
Tapestry "Flora" by Olle Nyman, woven at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: www.bukowskis.com

This is what a signature can look like on a tapestry made at Alice Lund Textilier.
Tapestry "Flora" by Olle Nyman, woven at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: www.bukowskis.com

In the back it also has a note of information about the tapestry and it's making.
Tapestry "Flora" by Olle Nyman, woven at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: www.bukowskis.com