The ambition for the Danish artist Palle Nielsen’s graphics was very high. It appears from a letter from GALLERIE PRISMA dated December 18, 1969 signed Leif Nielsen and addressed to cultural curator Eje Högestätt.
Palle Nielsen opening will be at Galerie Prisma on April 4, 1970 has already been decided. Nielsen writes “Due to its special character, the exhibition should be able to be shown in several places at the same time. Many museums and galleries have already registered their interest and I estimate that Palle Nielsen’s graphics will be displayed in at least fifty – perhaps more – places in Sweden, Norway and Finland with the same opening day.”
The letter was received and stamped on January 7, 1970.
On Saturday the fourth of April at 2 pm in 1970, there will be a vernissage under the title “MULTIGRAPHIC” at the same time as Södertälje konsthall in ten galleries and art galleries. The exhibition will be shown further in about 50 places in Scandinavia in 1970.
In the letter you can also read that Nielsen’s linoleum and woodcuts are unnumbered. They have thought in large numbers to keep prices low. Furthermore, you get to know that the exhibition consisted of about 50 leaves in the size 50×65 cm. Isola, Orpheus and Eurydice, Moon Series, Towers and The Enchanted Village were the titles of some linoleum cuts by Palle Nielsen. At the same time, his drawings were shown at Gallerie Prisma II on Sibyllegatan 47 in Stockholm.
Södertälje konsthalls archive material for this exhibition is scarce.
Sources: Södertälje konsthalls archive folder, compiled by Anneli Karlsson.