Kosta,

ORREFORS-SAMLING

av ANDRES LASZLO JR.

Under 1980-talet blev jag övertygad att svenskt konstglas - dvs. huvudsakligen Orrefors glas från mellankrigstiden - var det (praktiskt taget) enda som vi svenskar varit bäst i världen på, och då jag insåg att utlandet ofta betalade 10 gånger så mycket som Sverige blev jag besatt av iden att skapa en fantastisk Orreforssamling. Jag försökte konkurrera med den ledande samlaren, och även om jag inte lyckades - hon var milliardär och jag en fattiglapp, åtminstone i relation till henne - så lyckades jag sätta ihop en bra samling. Många bra samlingar has sålts under det sista decenniet eller två, något som jag tror lämnar min (mycket smala) samling (möjligen med undantag för Janovs och Bishofbergers) som den bästa fortfarande i privat ägo, åtminstone vad gäller de bästa bitarna. Se Samlingen.     VIDEO

SWEDISH ART GLASS 2

ANDRES LASZLO JR.

In 1991 I wrote Svenskt Konstglas. It was an exorbitantly expensive coffee-table book, designed to make: 1. Myself rich (enough to embark on my all-those-things-a-man-should-have-done project), and 2. My fellow Swedes aware that Orrefors art glass 1925 – 1950 (apart from the Vikings’ wood and silver artefacts) is the only thing we Swedes have ever, at least undisputedly, been best at, when it comes to arts and crafts.    VIDEO

THE BEST OF SWEDISH CRYSTAL

COLLECTION TO BE SOLD OR EXHIBITED

During the 1980s I got obsessed with the idea of creating a great Orrefors collection. I tried to compete with the main actor but though I didn't succeed - she was a billionaire and I, at least relatively speaking, a pauper - I did manage to put together a good collection. Several great collections have been sold the last few decades, leaving my Orrefors collection as one of the best remaining in the private domain, at least if one is looking to the top pieces alone. My original intention was to donate my collection to Moderna Museet, but somewhere along the line, I decided to become a "no-money-man", and today I couldn't afford to do give it away. However, I would be happy to exhibit it, and come to talk (in English, Swedish, Spanish or French) about the glory of Swedish art glass 1925 - 1950 when we were best at it Please note that for exhibition purposes, my collection (19/20 pieces) is quite thin, unless you fill it out with Flygsfors Coquille (that I can provide, and that could be offered for sale).    VIDEO