The works in question were sketched by Polish artist Adolf Kozarski who died in 1911 aged 75 and are two of a set of 21 works by Kozarski bought by the National Museum in Warsaw in 1925.
Entitled "Crowd III” and depicting 50 hollowed out figures made out of burlap, the art installation went for a staggering PLN 11 million, which after the hammer fee was added rose to 13.2 million.
Piotr Ostrowski, director of the Workshop of Museum of Stained Glass said: “In his wildest dreams, the artist hoped to show himself to a wider public, but starting out from Kraków, he didn’t have a chance, he was limited by the provincialism of the town and lack of support from Poland, which didn’t exist on the map. For us, this showing is an incredibly exciting moment.”
Since 2015, Poland has recovered over 500 works of art lost during World War on the territory of today's Poland, a Culture and National Heritage Museum official has stated.
Using 158,000 pieces of the coloured building bricks, 21 ‘LEGO Ambassadors’ from across Poland spent over 400 hours painstakingly recreating the masterpieces on a 1:1 scale which include Jan Matejko’s iconic Stańczyk.
Several works of art by Michal Elwiro Andriolli and a painting by Teodor Axentowicz, lost during WWII, have made their way to the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw.
Titled “The Art of Banksy. Without Limits”, the exhibition inside the post-industrial confines of the former Koneser vodka factory manages to capture the world according to Banksy in enthralling fashion.
To deal with the trauma he had endured, Thomas Geve recorded his memories by putting them on paper. Now for the first time, more than 80 of his sketches are presented alongside his narrative of events in The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz, written with journalist Charlie Inglefield.
According to auction house DESA Unicum, the ‘sky’s the limit’ concerning the sale of the three works of art set to go under the hammer tomorrow (Thursday).
The brainchild of artist Barbara Gortat from Fundacja Tu Brzoza, the ‘Folk Stops’ project transforms village bus stops into colourful galleries of art with reproductions of famous paintings from the Young Poland art movement.