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Selvaag Art Collection

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In 1958, Olav Selvaag installed 23 sculptures at the Veitvedt Centre in Oslo. Over three generations, the Selvaag family has bought and installed over 600 sculptures by Norwegian sculptors - and awarded annual scholarships to young and unestablished artists.
Håkon Anton Fagerås, Applaus, 2003


The Selvaag Art Collection, comprising more than 1500 works of art, is today one of Norway's largest private art collections. Much of the collection is exhibited in places where people live, work and pass through.
James Lee Byars, The Lucky Stone, 1980


In the Selvaag Art Collection, you will find highlights from more than 30 of the world's foremost contemporary artists, including Franz West, Louise Bourgeois, Nobuyoshi Araki and Robert Irwin.
Robert Irwin, Durango (exh. state), 2011

«It's great for art to be aesthetically pleasing, but it's more exciting if it arouses feelings, if the observer thinks it's fun, or thinks 'Why on earth?'»

Read the interview with Olav and Frederik Selvaag

See selected artworks from the collection


Blue over green, Orange over blue, Orange over green

Diane Arbus

Dolores est, A Family One Evening in a Nudist Camp, PA, A Family on Their Lawn One Sunday in Westchester, NY 

Ed Ruscha

Spied Upon Scene, OH

Doug Aitken

metallic sleep

«Selvaag has selected central, exciting artists who we wouldn't necessarily get to see in Norway.»

Meet gallery-owner Peder Lund and other key figures behind the Selvaag Art Collection

The Sculpture Park at Tjuvholmen, The Peer Gynt Park and the exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley Museum.

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