Uppsala Auktionskammare

Four important works by Pablo Picasso at auction in Sweden

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 23, 2016 09:27 CEST

The Neuman Collection is a Swedish Private collection including international modern art by some of the twentieth century’s most important artists; Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger and André Masson. The collection presents eleven significant works which illustrate the exquisite taste of one collector; Bertil Neuman (1921-2011).

-I can not recall that there has ever been four important works by Pablo Picasso for sale at the same auction in Sweden before. The fact that Uppsala Auktionskammare has been appointed auctioneer for this collection, is the most exciting event that has happened during my 35 years in the art business, says Knut Knutson, Head Specialist at Uppsala Auktionskammare.

Bertil Neuman had a great love for art and he was especially interested in international modern art. During longer business trips to London, Paris and New York he became a frequent visitor to well-known art galleries, exhibitions and auction houses. The collection which will now be offered for sale at Uppsala Auktionskammare shows Neumans great passion for art and collecting.

The collection includes no less than four important works by the foremost artist of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso. The highlight of the collection is the oil painting Fillette au béret, a portrait of a young girl wearing a blue beret, painted by Picasso in 1964 and with an estimate of SEK 12.000.000 - 18.000.000 (approx. EUR 1.250.000 - 1.850.000). A majority of the works in the Neuman Collection, including the above-mentioned painting by Picasso, have originally been sold by Galerie Louise Leiris in Paris, one of the most influential art galleries in modern time.

-Uppsala Auktionskammare is proud to present this unique collection with works by some of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century. Uppsala Auktionskammare has been focusing on providing high quality service and a strong personal commitment, which has now led to the prestigious consignment of The Neuman Collection, says Magnus Bexhed, CEO at Uppsala Auktionskammare.

The Neuman Collection will be offered for sale at a separate Evening Sale 7 December 2016 at 7 pm in Uppsala, Sweden. Viewings will be held in Stockholm and Uppsala during November and in London, Paris and New York during October.

For more information and images, please contact:
Magnus Bexhed, CEO
+46 705 - 22 12 04

Uppsala Auktionskammare was founded in 1731 and is one of the oldest auction houses in the world. Uppsala Auktionskammare is today one of the largest auction houses in Sweden with auctions of fine art and antiques. Uppsala Auktionskammare have offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Uppsala.