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Ståhl Collection is a private initiative where art collector Mikael Ståhl presents his extraordinary collection of contemporary art, which he has collected since the early 1980s. Totalling some 400 works, the collection consists mainly of paintings and sculptures from the late 1950s to today.
Artists represented in the collection include renowned Swedish names such as Lena Cronqvist, Cajsa von Zeipel, Nathalie Djurberg and Jarl Ingvarsson, as well as prominent internationals such as Louise Bourgeois, Georg Baselitz, Tracey Emin, Erwin Wurm, Yayoi Kusama and Ai WeiWei, to mention just a few. One of the foremost collections in Scandinavia, Ståhl Collection has already aroused interest far outside Norrköping’s city limits.
The first exhibition will feature some 150 artworks from the collection, in 12 different rooms. Many of these are very large and heavy pieces, which will remain, to form a permanent part of the exhibition. Others will be removed later in the year, to make way for other exciting works and temporary exhibitions.
The Ståhl Collection will be shown in Yllefabriken (the Wool Factory), an impressive historic building in central Norrköping. The space’s raw, industrial feel and light, airy interiors enhance the experience of the art. The art gallery is located on the two bottom storeys, with a floor area of approximately 1,900 square metres.