TFN’s Jacek Borowski tracks down the Polish-Jewish roots of the internationally acclaimed Brazilian visual artist 85-year-old Anna Bella Geiger.
A new permanent exhibition at the Warsaw National Museum shows off some of the most prevalent designs in Polish history. From the interwar folk design movement and influential Kraków workshops through the post-war reconstruction period, social realism and post-1956 modernism, the Gallery of Polish Design exhibition embraces the development and dynamism of Polish art and design.
The PLN 4.72 million was also the largest amount paid for a piece of contemporary Polish art.
As talented as he was eccentric Stanisław Szukalski comes under the spotlight of a searching new documentary exploring his colourful life.
The near-9.1mln USD is the highest price ever paid for a piece of Polish artwork. Included among the artist’s admirers are American pop icon Madonna who is a collector of her work and has featured it in music videos to several of her songs.
Fleeing Moscow following the outbreak of the Russian Civil War, the man and wife team of Katarzyna Kobro and Władysław Strzemiński went on to become two of the most significant avant-garde artists of the 20th century.
Planned to be the tallest statue ever built in Poland, following the outbreak of WWII it remained hidden in a museum basement, until now.
Today he is exhibited alongside Chagall and Van Gogh, but it was only in his latter years that painter Nikifor became famous for his 40,000-plus pictures created on cigarette packs, notebooks and scraps of paper glued together depicting panoramas of his hometown as well as self-portraits.
From hand-drawn old school logos to full immersion in virtual reality, Vienna shows the crème de la crème of Polish modern art.
Friday has a party atmosphere with each gallery hosting their own opening nights as throngs of culture vultures, collectors, artists and the simply curious trundle from gallery to gallery.