Articles

The Art of Collecting

Gunnar B. Kvaran

Since ancient times, art has been part of human existence, playing varying roles in different eras, and taking shape in new forms. Over time, individuals have derived pleasure from beautiful things and striven to acquire lavish personal collections. Art museums in the modern sense have only existed since the eighteenth century....

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Curiosity and Even More Curiosity

Gunnar B. Kvaran

INTERVIEW WITH ERLING KAGGE...

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A Closer Look at Erling Kagge's Art Collection

Therese Möllenhoff

Although Erling Kagge purchased his first artwork 32 years ago, it is mainly in the course of the past 15 years that his art collection has taken form, expanded and become one of Norway’s most significant private collections of international contemporary art. His involvement as a collector is well known, but few people are really aware of what his collection comprises – apart from the Richard Prince painting Surfing Nurse, which made newspaper headlines in 2008 when it was sold at auction, generating a spectacular profit. ...

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