The new Snickarbacken 7 opened with an exhibition by Sweden’s legendary photographer Hans Hammarskiöld. At the age of 87 Hammarskiöld is as active as ever and to match the ever evolving play between fashion, food, art, music and books dug into his archive. And the result would center the exhibition around a visit to London in 1966. Hammarskiöld travelled with his friend Claes Oldenburg and met a London that certainly was Swinging. The gallerist Robert Fraser, Paul McCartney, John Lennon – along with Claes Oldenburg, Richard Hamilton and many others appear in Hammarskiöld’s subtle and personal images. The London images were accompanied by photographs from Hammarskiöld’s encounters with Niki de Saint Phalle, Rudolf Nureyev, Gunther Sachs and many others.
February 2 – April 4, 2012