Both the media and the general public have long shown huge interest in Hertha Hillfon’s beautiful and meditative sculptures. The viewings at her Mälardalen studio were fully booked from start to finish, enquiries flowed in continuously and articles in the newspapers battled for attention with features on both TV and radio. When the auction room finally opened its doors today, people were queuing up in the street to get their hands on an auction paddle.
The initial total estimate of SEK 3.1 soon proved to fall far short of the mark, with the final sum reaching an impressive SEK 7.4 million.
Thanks to some generous donations, the “Friends of Hertha Hillfon” society secured a large number of works from the different periods of Hertha’s oeuvre. A foundation will be set up to administrate these works, which will be put on display for the general public as soon as possible.
Nr. 43, Sculpture Abstrakt SEK 92,000 (estimated price SEK 8–10,000)
Nr. 109, Relief Solansikte SEK 172,000 (estimated price SEK 30–35,000)
Nr. 126, Mask SEK 208,000 (estimated price SEK 50–75,000)
Nr. 129, Mask Ansikte med slinga SEK 245,000 (estimated price SEK 50–60,000)
Nr. 145, Mask Skådespelerskan Malin Ek SEK 294,000 (estimated price SEK 50–60,000)
Nr. 163, Sculpture Barnskjorta SEK 92,000 (estimated price SEK 5–6,000)
Nr. 202, Mask Bergatrollet SEK 160,000 (estimated price SEK 25–30,000)
Nr. 253, Sculpture Fot SEK 208,000 (estimated price SEK 80–100,000)
Total lot estimate: SEK 3.1 million
Total sales: SEK 7.4 million
(All prices including buyer’s commission).
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