Over the years, Jan Torsten Ahlstrand has written several books on art and architecture and been a co-author of many more. For several decades, his book Architectural Terms was obligatory literature for students of art history at several universities.
One of Jan Torsten's last major completed projects was symptomatically enough about GAN. When Sven-Harrys konstmuseum in 2019 arranged the audience-attracting exhibition Sailor compositions - the drama of colour and the dynamics of the city with works by Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, he was an important helping hand to curator Pedro Westerdahl (Specialist at Bukowskis art department). Jan Torsten contributed with significant ideas, mediated contact with collectors, wrote a longer article for the catalogue and held appreciated viewings during the exhibition.
Jan Torsten himself wrote and was a co-author of several books about GAN. He spent many years writing an extensive monograph on GAN, which he, unfortunately, did not finish.
Bukowskis has had a long collaboration with Jan Torsten and wrote about several significant works both by the Halmstad Group and by GAN. We are many who have had long letter- and email conversations with Jan Torsten where he generously shared his knowledge, often with a subtle ending such as Med GANska många hälsningar (not translatable), Jan Torsten.
Bukowskis Modern Art + Design
Viewing 5 – 9 May, Bukowskis, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm.
Auction 10 – 11 May, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm.
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