Polish artist on show in Paris

Late Polish artist Zdzislaw Beksinski wiil be honoured at this year's 50th Art Capitol exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. Beksinski's works are the main attraction of the exhibition's Drawing Salon.

Drawing Salon head organiser Daniel Gallais told PAP that the Beksinski display will be hung alongside 900 works by French and other international artists in keeping with the event's tradition of exhibiting newcomers alongside established names.

Also on show at the Drawing Salon will be works by two other Polish artists, Elisabeth Brzeczkowski and Joanna Flatau.

Zdzislaw Beksinski (February 24, 1929 – February 21, 2005) was a Polish painter, photographer and sculptor, specialising in so-called dystopian surrealism. Beksinski described his painting and drawing style as either "Baroque" or "Gothic,", his work can be divided into two periods, in which he moved from expressionistic colour to a more abstract style with formalistic traits.

Beksinski was stabbed to death at his Warsaw apartment in February 2005 by a 19-year-old acquaintance from the Warsaw suburb of Wolomin, to whom he reportedly refused to lend money.