Depicting a scene from the legend of Krystyna – written by the chronicler Jan Długosz in the 15th century – the 35cm x 47cm oil painting shows Bishop Stanisław castigating Bolesław for adultery whilst the monarch, resplendent in his armour and finery, glares from behind a billowing curtain.
The plafond’s entry into the registry signals a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes. Despite its importance to Polish art and culture, the artist’s first ever large-format work depicting seven celestial nudes floating amid clouds and cherubs was only recently ‘rescued’ after an autumn auction was held to fund urgent maintenance work.
Jacek Malczewski’s ‘unseen’ masterpiece the Spinner, which has remained hidden from public sight since he painted it in 1922, was sold at auction Sunday for an art market record.
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.