Public art 1976
Swedish sculptor David Wretling was an apprentice to Carl Milles. He created “Nya Vingar” (“New Wings”) in 1949. Since 1976, it can be seen in Arlanda Airport’s International Terminal, which opened that year. It was a gift to Arlanda from AB Aerotransport and Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik AB. It still stands in a corner of the terminal, as a silent but powerful reminder of what public art once looked like:
Public art 2014
Nowadays, state-owned company Swedavia runs Arlanda and several other Swedish airports. For the Stockholm Pride Week they invited Hallmark Cards to hold a photo exhibition on the theme “#aproudcity”. Oh, sorry, I erred. It’s not Hallmark, it’s Shutterstock. I mean, Istockphoto. Oh wait. Sorry about that. Of course, Swedavia is exhibiting the works of Sweden’s cutting edge gay artists, the avant garde of today. Can’t you see that? The artistic quality is just stunning.
“I won´t be waiting for true colours”
“On the beach”