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Twisted – Kistefos Benefit Auction

Oslo, 22 August 2018

Twisted is a benefit auction in support of the spectacular new museum building for the Kistefos Museum, Norway, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group BIG. Supported by leading international artists and galleries, including Hurvin Anderson, George Condo, Anish Kapoor, Theaster Gates and Candida Höfer. All funds raised from the Twisted auction will go directly towards the realization of the new building, enabling Kistefos to enter a new era.

Twisted benefit auction has been made possible thanks to the generosity of internationally renowned artists and galleries, along with Christie’s, AXA Art, MTAB Norge AS and Blomqvist Kunsthandel A/S. Works on offer can be viewed at Blomqvist Kunsthandel A/S from 15 – 21 August.


  • George Condo

    signed and dated ‘Condo June 2018’ (upper left)
    coloured pencil on paper
    26 x 23 in. (66 x 58.4 cm.)
    Executed in 2018

    Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt Gallery, New York

  • Tony Cragg

    painted bronze
    37 ⅜ x 11 x 12 ⅝ in. (95 x 28 x 32 cm.)
    Executed in 2018, this work is a unique version from a cast series of six

    Courtesy of the artist and Holtermann Fine Art, London

  • Georg Herold

    Ohne Titel
    caviar, numbered, acrylic and lacquer on canvas
    70 ⅞ x 59 in. (180 x 150 cm.)
    Executed in 2007

    Courtesy of the artist and Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo

  • Theaster Gates

    Survival Jug with Stretch Marks
    glazed stoneware
    23 ¼ x 16 ½ x 16 ½ in. (59 x 41.9 x 41.9 cm.)
    Executed in 2016, this work is unique

    Courtesy of the Theaster Gates Studio, Rebuild Foundation and White Cube

  • Ilya Kabakov

    coloured pencil on paper
    35 x 27 in. (89 x 68.5 cm.)
    Executed in 2015

    Courtesy of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

  • Anish Kapoor

    Blue Blue
    canvas, resin and pigment
    19 ¼ x 14 ⅛ x 6 ¼ in. (49 x 36 x 16 cm.)
    Executed in 2018, this work is unique

    Courtesy of the artist

  • Lari Pittman

    Untitled #2
    cel-vinyl and spray enamel on prepared panel
    54 x 48 in. (137.2 x 122 cm.)
    Executed in 2013

    Courtesy of the artist, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo and Regen Projects, Oslo

Event information

  • Auction

    Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 8:30pm
    Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker

  • Viewing

    15 – 21 August 2018
    Blomqvist Kunsthandel AS, Oslo

  • Contact

    Cristian Albu
    Head of Department, Post-War & Contemporary Art
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7752 3006

    Cornelia Svedman
    Representative, Norway
    Hyllveien 11, 0274 Oslo
    (by appointment only)
    Tel: +47 949 89 294

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