fredag 3 oktober 2014

A Tenggren for Christmas?

Here's the opportunity to buy a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas present for your loved one, or why not for yourself?
This week the auction chamber of Stockholm, Stockholms Auktionsverk, published their periodical magazine, announcing the highlights of the coming auctions. The current issue has a spread covering the spectacular sale of a private collection of Gustaf Tenggren works. The some fifty pieces of art will be included in the annual fall auction of Fine Arts and Antiques December 2-3, 2014 in Stockholm.

The article is written by yours truly and it's very brief, just telling the basic facts on Gustaf Tenggren's life and career, which are unfortunately still almost unknown to most Swedish people. Hopefully, there will be some room for a focus exhibition on Tenggren and his art before the auction itself.
But if your finances doesn't allow a Tenggren painting, you might at least afford a book.
Simultaneously with the show, the biography on Tenggren will be released by the publishing company Kartago. Gustaf Tenggren - en biografi is planned to be in the bookstores mid-November this fall. It's in Swedish, but hopefully an English version will follow before long.