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 oil on canvas measuring 79.5 cm by 56.2 cm and signed T. de Lempicka shows a scene from Lempicka’s New York apartment of a mystery woman in a white bonnet holding a book with its pages open.
Measuring nearly 7 centimetres in diameter and weighing a hefty 174.9 grams, the 50 duct gold coin from 1621 is masterpiece of baroque engraving and a pearl of Polish coinage.
Despite the economic downturn, sales of art have continued to exceed all expectations according to a report by Artinfo.pl.
Constituting one of the few documentary records of the capital during the Uprising, the 310 photographs from the private archive of photographer Eugeniusz Haneman reveal the horrors and damage to the city as well as the bravery of the insurgents.
The painting entitled “Jędruś” by Zygmunt Waliszewski was to be auctioned by the Warsaw art dealer after being stolen in 2002.
The cult photo 'Afghan Girl,' taken by Steve McCurry, has sold for over PLN 283,000 (EUR 62,000). As such, it becomes the most expensive photograph sold at auction in Poland, according to DESA Unicum, a Polish auction house.
Devised by a Polish family the algorithm takes some of the objectivity of pricing the works of lesser-known artists.
Organized by the Warsaw-based Desa Unicum, the items which go on public display tomorrow (September 11th) were provided by Szpilman’s sons and even include the Omega pocket watch and Mont Blanc fountain pen he kept with him during the war.
A record number of 150 horses from 40 owners will be presented at the 42nd national championships of Arabian horses in Janów Podlaski, eastern Poland, on August 7-9, the head of the Polish Jockey Club, Tomasz Chalimoniuk, told a videoconference on Friday.