Sonja Henie

Objects, prizes and history

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Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

What is left after Sonja Henie today, how do we relate to her and what significance has she had? Sonja Henie (1912-1969) is presented in a newly renovated room at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.

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With various careers as an athlete, businesswoman, actress, art collector and patron, Sonja Henie laid the foundation for Henie Onstad Art Center at Høvikodden in Norway. In a newly renovated room, her prizes and objects from a spectacular life are presented.

I want light!
— Sonja Henie

While she was alive, Sonja Henie's name was a best-selling international brand, she made ice skating popular in the USA and was one of Norway's first and largest female art collectors. Her story is told through the photo book Images Performed - Sonja Henie 1912–1969, which is published by Press forlag.

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Thanks to NRK, Nasjonalbibliotekets videoarkiv and Disney for video material.

Installation shots

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    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

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    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

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    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

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    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

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    Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter