Ture Sjolander did exactly opposite to what the american pop artist did 1964.
Ture was not impressed of the advertising spaces in the city he rather like to have power over the big billboards and make his exhibitions out door on all the billboards and in the subway stations. Once Ture had a plan to put New Yorks inside (Harlem and the social depression in US) outside of New York.
Pals, partners and supporters. Above from left: Artist Ake Holmqvist, Karin (Svensson) - she later advanced to be a highshooter in the government, the artist Lars Hillersberg and the artcritic and writer Ludvig Rasmusson, outside the university gallery Observatorium, Stockholm. Another picture below with the same group. Swedish culture 1963 in a nutshell!
Dr. Jan Hannerz, an old friend to Ture Sjolander from the time in Gothenburg 1959 and 1960 open up a gallery in his home at Old Town in Stockholm. He was using two windows at the front of the familys house at Skomakargatan 5. Jan was asking Ture if he would like to make the first exhibition in his gallery. And Ture accepted it. This picture was taken 1963 at gallery "Two Windows" - Galleri Två Fönster. Jan is today a leading doctor at Karolinska Hospital,Sweden in Neurology. Actually Galleri owner Bo Karlsson consulted Jan Hannerz for a suggestion of the first exhibitor to Galleri Karlsson and Jan proposed Ture Sjolander.
Ture also introduced Ulla, later Jan's wife, to Jan Hannerz. At this point in time 1964, Bo worked for Bonniers Publisher - Weeky Magazine "SE" and for a picture agency in the same house.
Above and below, the writer and poet Einar Heckscher, 1964 - the brother of the highest boss for the Swedish Federal Police in Stockholm, Sten Heckscher. .
A great friend and artist Ulf Rahmberg with his little son.
All pictures abover are taken around 1963 - 64.
Everybody was a group and know each other and was friends of the Galleri Karlsson gang.
Above: The Swedish avantgarde composer Bo Nilsson from Ture Sjolanders outdoor exhibition and TV experiment 1965. Click on this picture and read Bo Nilsson's letter to Ture Sjolander early 60's.