Author: Brun, Hans-Jakob, H.M. Dronning Sonja
Year Published: 2001
No. of pages: 192
Illustrations: 150 Color Illustrations. 9 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Clothbound with Jacket
Size: 11 1/2”x 8 1/2”
Queen Sonja of Norway, is a collector of contemporary Norwegian art. Art became her majesty’s pastime as a breather from her public duties when she was crown princess, and she has been an active art collector for more than 25 years. Here is a look at the history behind this art collector and conversations the author has had with the Queen. There is an emphasis on Norwegian painting from the 1960s until today - from Jakob Weidemann to Olav Christopher Jenssen. A portrait of the Queen by Andy warhol, one of a suite of six silkscreen and polymer portraits he did of her on canvas as part of his 1982 celebrities series, is included. She discusses her meetings with Warhol and also Robert Rauschenberg and Henry Moore. As well as her photographs of the meetings with the artists.