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Will not give his art to Norway

Norway's largest private art collection, Canica-mass, will "absolutely not" a gift to the Norwegian state, " Morgenbladet.

That the community will use hundreds of square meters to display the art collection of a rich individual, I think very many will be opposed. So, there are some tax complications. You must pay a lot of tax to give away this, says Stein Erik Hagen told the paper.

Back in 2016 it was announced that an agreement between the Garden and the national Museum gave the latter free access to his private collection. The 2000 works should be used freely by the national Museum and has an estimated value of a billion, according to Dagens Næringsliv. Four months later, were the negotiations suspended. The garden felt abused in a political game about the future of the national Museum.

Will not be criticized

In the interview with Morgenbladet tells Hagen that if he gives away kunstsamlinga to the national Museum, he will get a lot of criticism and that it will be tough for him to give it away. He believes it is better to lend it out to the temporary exhibitions and keep the works in other places for shorter periods of time. He also says that he'd much rather give it away to Denmark.

- I think the main reason that I don't want to donate to the national Museum, is that I'm being criticized. It's going to be a lot of critical voices, and then it is better to sit quiet and continue the status quo.

Canica-the collection is now being shown in the exhibition "Nordic modernism - Inventing the Future" at the Art Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg.

Gave luminous three of Oslo's population

In 2018 came to Garden home from kultfestivalen Burning Man in the Nevada desert with a gift to Oslo. A shining plasttre to a value of three million, which he imagined would be a place all could come and enjoy the sight of.

Stein Erik Hagen, acquired the shining three to several million

the Installation "The Tree of Ténéré" is 18 metres high and 18 metres in diameter. It is currently unknown about when and where the tree is located.

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