This is the Abecita Gallery in Borås - formerly a corset factory! Now three floors are devoted to prints, paintings and photographs collected by a married couple, Bengt and Berit Swegmark, who started buying prints in the 1960s by artists like Hockney, Hamilton and Lichtenstein, before they were famous. They've kept on collecting and are now focusing more on collecting photographs, running a photography academy also. The have established a foundation to ensure the continuation of the gallery, but still play a central role, indeed, Berit ensured that we got a cup of coffee and Bengt, whom we bumped into on this floor of the gallery, told us about the history of the gallery and the present plans. There's a Website with a page in English. On the occasion of my visit the special exhibition was of work by the wonderful bird photographer, Brutus Östling.
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