Galleri Riis

Jan Groth in his studio, 1995. Photo: Mette Tronvoll

Jan Groth, Selected Vintage Works 1971-2008

For the premiere of our online viewing room we are exited to present several vintage drawings and sculptures by Jan Groth.

The Alphabet Drawings from 1996 and 1997 shown here are among the early mature works of this series that was first shown at Galleri Riis in 1998, and later included in the retrospective exhibition and monograph Sign 2001 (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan / National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo). In these works the individual drawing is like a visual poem, and Groth has probably never been closer to the sign language of writing, calligraphy, than here.

Maquette (Stavanger) is a bronze cast of the artist´s model for the nine meter high outdoor sculpture Stele for Stavanger commissioned by the Stavanger Art Museum in 2008. This was Groth's first free-standing sculpture, a new development leading up to his recent sculptures commissioned for the main space of the Bergen Kunsthall 2017.

Sculpture V, 2006 represents one of the larger wall leaning sculptures from a group executed and shown in 2006. It was then the first time that Groth revisited this type of work since the early 1990's.

In connection with the preparatory work for a forthcoming monograph on Jan Groth's drawings by Karin Hellandsjø, a long time expert on his work, we have been able to source a thematic series of vintage drawings from the artist's archives. These drawings from 1971 will all be reproduced in the book Traces to be published later this year.

Finally we have put together three examples of smaller bronze sculptures, among which we are particularly proud to present Sculpture II, one of the very first sculptures that Groth had cast in bronze. This historic piece is accompanied by two examples from later series, 1991 and 1995.

Please note for all the drawings in this selection, we can provide a dark brown stained wood custom frame with UV-glass for NOK 4 000 (€ 425).

Alphabet Drawing, 1997, Crayon on paper, 27,7 x 21,5 cm, JG ts 482
NOK 22 000 (€ 2 350)
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Alphabet Drawing, 1997, Crayon on paper, 27,7 x 21,5 cm JG ts 473
NOK 22 000 (€ 2 350)
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Alphabet Drawing, 1996, Crayon on paper, 27,7 x 21,5 cm JG ts 426
NOK 22 000 (€ 2 350)
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Alphabet Drawing, 1997, Crayon on paper, 27,7 x 21,5 cm, JG ts 469
NOK 22 000 (€2 350)
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Sculpture V, 2006, Patinated bronze, 232 cm, Edition 3, JG s 46
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)
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Jan Groth in his sculpture studio, Trondheim, 1988-90
Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88 cm, JG t 1138
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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88, JG t 1139 cm
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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88 cm, JG t 1127
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)
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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88 cm, JG t 1129
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)
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Jan Groth with Betty Parsons
Maquette (Stavanger), 2008, Patinated bronze,
119,5 x 15 x 9,5 cm, Edition 5 + 2 AP, JG s 49
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)
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Sculpture II, 1988, Patinated bronze, 58 cm,
Edition 3 + 1 AP, JG s 67
NOK 56 000 (€6 000)
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Sculpture VII, 1991, Patinated bronze, 70 cm, Edition 6, JG s 68
NOK 56 000 (€ 6 000)
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Sculpture II, 1995, Patinated bronze, 47 cm, Edition 6, JG s 34
NOK 46 000 (€ 4 900)
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Benedikte and Jan Groth in New York, 1980
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Alphabet Drawing, 1997, Crayon on paper, 27,7 x 21,5 cm, JG ts 482
NOK 22 000 (€ 2 350)


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Alphabet Drawing, 1997, Crayon on paper, 27,7 x 21,5 cm JG ts 473
NOK 22 000 (€ 2 350)


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Alphabet Drawing, 1996, Crayon on paper, 27,7 x 21,5 cm JG ts 426
NOK 22 000 (€ 2 350)


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Alphabet Drawing, 1997, Crayon on paper, 27,7 x 21,5 cm, JG ts 469
NOK 22 000 (€2 350)


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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88 cm, JG t 1138
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)


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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88 cm, JG t 1138
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)


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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88, JG t 1139 cm
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)


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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88, JG t 1139 cm
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)


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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88 cm, JG t 1127
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)
For the drawings, we can provide a dark brown stained wood custom frame with UV-glass for NOK 4 000 (€ 425)

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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88 cm, JG t 1127
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)


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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88 cm, JG t 1129
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)


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Untitled, 1971, Crayon on paper, 62,5 x 88 cm, JG t 1129
NOK 42 000 (€ 4 500)


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Sculpture V, 2006, Patinated bronze, 232 cm, Edition 3, JG s 46
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)


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Sculpture V, 2006, Patinated bronze, 232 cm, Edition 3, JG s 46
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)


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Sculpture V, 2006, Patinated bronze, 232 cm, Edition 3, JG s 46
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)


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Sculpture V, 2006, Patinated bronze, 232 cm, Edition 3, JG s 46
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)


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Maquette (Stavanger), 2008, Patinated bronze,
119,5 x 15 x 9,5 cm, Edition 5 + 2 AP, JG s 49
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)


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Maquette (Stavanger), 2008, Patinated bronze,
119,5 x 15 x 9,5 cm, Edition 5 + 2 AP, JG s 49
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)


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Maquette (Stavanger), 2008, Patinated bronze,
119,5 x 15 x 9,5 cm, Edition 5 + 2 AP, JG s 49
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)


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Maquette (Stavanger), 2008, Patinated bronze,
119,5 x 15 x 9,5 cm, Edition 5 + 2 AP, JG s 49
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)


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Maquette (Stavanger), 2008, Patinated bronze,
119,5 x 15 x 9,5 cm, Edition 5 + 2 AP, JG s 49
NOK 225 000 (€ 24 000)


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Sculpture II, 1988, Patinated bronze, 58 cm,
Edition 3 + 1 AP, JG s 67
NOK 56 000 (€6 000)


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Sculpture II, 1988, Patinated bronze, 58 cm,
Edition 3 + 1 AP, JG s 67
NOK 56 000 (€6 000)


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Sculpture II, 1988, Patinated bronze, 58 cm,
Edition 3 + 1 AP, JG s 67
NOK 56 000 (€6 000)


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Sculpture II, 1988, Patinated bronze, 58 cm,
Edition 3 + 1 AP, JG s 67
NOK 56 000 (€6 000)


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Sculpture VII, 1991, Patinated bronze, 70 cm, Edition 6, JG s 68
NOK 56 000 (€ 6 000)


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Sculpture VII, 1991, Patinated bronze, 70 cm, Edition 6, JG s 68
NOK 56 000 (€ 6 000)


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Sculpture VII, 1991, Patinated bronze, 70 cm, Edition 6, JG s 68
NOK 56 000 (€ 6 000)


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Sculpture VII, 1991, Patinated bronze, 70 cm, Edition 6, JG s 68
NOK 56 000 (€ 6 000)


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Sculpture II, 1995, Patinated bronze, 47 cm, Edition 6, JG s 34
NOK 46 000 (€ 4 900)


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Sculpture II, 1995, Patinated bronze, 47 cm, Edition 6, JG s 34
NOK 46 000 (€ 4 900)


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Sculpture II, 1995, Patinated bronze, 47 cm, Edition 6, JG s 34
NOK 46 000 (€ 4 900)


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Sculpture II, 1995, Patinated bronze, 47 cm, Edition 6, JG s 34
NOK 46 000 (€ 4 900)


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Sculpture II, 1995, Patinated bronze, 47 cm, Edition 6, JG s 34
NOK 46 000 (€ 4 900)


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The sound of the line

Drawn taut

Like wind in a pine

Betty Parsons, Poem for Jan Groth, New York 1972

Photo: Tage Nielsen

Photo: Tage Nielsen

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Photo: Per Maning

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