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Sven Stevedore
  • Artist Claes Hake (Swedish, *1945)
  • TitleSven Stevedore
  • Dating 1975
  • Technique/MaterialBronze
  • Dimensions62 x 37 x 44 cm
  • AcquisitionPurchase, 1975
  • CategorySculpture
  • Inventory NumberSk 531
  • Rights and ReproductionClaes Hake/BUS 2012©
  • Display StatusOn display in Gothenburg Colourism I (Room 24)
Signatures etc.
Exhibition History
Sven the Stevedore (1975) was a docker whom Hake depicts with a combination of raw and elegant modelling. From the clasped hands, the bronze twists up the shoulders and head of a torso with no lower body. The head is lowered, the expression thoughtful. The portrait approaches caricature, but, rather than being spiteful, it is a vivid account of a fellow being.

Kristoffer Arvidsson from The Collection Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg 2014