Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman, one of the most talented filmmakers of all time, died in 2007. He'd directed 62 films and more than 170 plays, had been married five times, and had had nine children during his life. In his will, he insisted that his belongings be auctioned to 'prevent them from being caught up in some 'kind of emotional hullabaloo.'" The auction will be September 28th in Stockholm. This is another sale that fascinates me. It seems this space pictured above is the setting in which most of these pieces sat, a beautiful Swedish home. Could they not have kept all this together as a museum? How amazing would that have been? As a museum of Bergman's life and also of Swedish design. Hmmmm. In any case, I'm honestly happy to be able to see, even if only virtually, everything below. I only wish I could be there in person to really take these in...
The Safari chair by Kaare Klint,
four Goran Wassberg sculptures,
a model of the Royal Dramatic Theatre (amazing!), also shown open below, with Bergman in his favorite seat (!)...

this Randi Fisher painting,
Pernilla 69 by Bruno Mathsson for Dux,
a copper kettle,

"Släden" by Carl Malmsten,
"Sheep" by Nils Gunnar Zander,
a birch on metal stand reading table,
a 1920s Marland AB film projector,
a 19th century pine folk art table,
this totally cool, dog-eared flip-book (!), and
this Randi Fisher painting. I hope you enjoy seeing these as much as I do! You can see all 337 objects here.
Top photo (also for sale) is by Lennart Nilsson of Ingmar Bergman with Kabi Laretei, his fourth wife.


ticklishfromadistance said...

Can I have everything in this post? I am so not kidding. All so amazing and delightful!!!!!!

liza said...

Isn't it fun, g.?! I got so excited when I saw it all!

Anonymous said...

what a cool collection! i'm really taken with this randi fisher person.

denise said...

I simply adore the top image! Is it a still from one of his films?

liza said...

Hi Denise! No, I really think that is a private moment with his (4th) wife. She was a concert pianist, not an actress, so I'm guessing this is just a candid shot of the two of them!

denise said...

Thank you. It is so beautiful. The photographer captured such a lovely moment.

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