After 35 years of collecting art the now 79 year old master builder Sven-Harry Karlsson, founder of the Swedish company Folkhem, raises his own art gallery at Vasaparken in the city of Stockholm. His own collection of master pieces will be shown on the top floor in an penthouse inspired by his manor at Ekholmsnäs from 18th century. Two floors will have continuously changing exhibitions and the rest of the building will be residences. He has stated that the whole project is a way to bring the art closer to the people, and that “the graves nowadays are so darn small that you can’t take anything with you anyway” (translated quote). A project like this is a fine tribute to one’s achievements and a good way to be immortalized, even if he himself humbly whisks away that aspect of his creation.
The opening ceremony will be held in march 2011.