A fund-raising event titled Refugees Welcome Charity Art Auction 2020 will be held on September 13, the Museum of Modern Art and the Ocalenie (Salvation) Foundation in Warsaw announced on Wednesday.
The painting was held in the collections of the National Museum in Warsaw before the outbreak of the war. It will now be kept in strict quarantine for a week before undergoing conservation and taking its place in the gallery among other paintings by Malczewski.
The collection includes letters penned by Stephan Báthory, Jan III Sobieski and Stanisław Augustus Poniatowski.
The 130x92cm oil on canvas of Professor Karol Gilewski disappeared for 100 years after it was shown at an exhibition of Polish art in Vienna. It reappeared in 2015 at an auction in Vienna’s Dorotheum where a private buyer purchased it for 280,000 euros.
Designed to demonstrate the flexibility of street art whilst highlighting its relevance to the times, and primed around the slogan Już jest pięknie (It’s already beautiful), the project has seen over 1,000 stickers, stencils and posters daubed in unexpected locations, simultaneously coinciding with both the easing of the lockdown and Desa Unicum’s first street art auction.
The book Carmen, by Prosper Mérimée, which includes sketches signed by Picasso was gifted to his friend Stanisław Dawski, also a renowned artist.
The 1522 King Solomon’s ‘Ecclesiastes’, part of the Old Testament’s didactic writings upon which the first printed book in Polish was translated, was discovered by a Polish lawyer on an auction website in Austria.
Despite the continued lockdown in Poland due to the coronavirus, there is still an appetite for art, with turnover on the market increasing by 23 percent to reach an eye-watering 64.4 million PLN in the first three months of this year.
The painting ‘La Tunique rose’ went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York alongside masterpieces by Picasso, Monet and Calliebotte as part of their ‘Impressionist & Modern Art’ event.
Caminando, an installation by renowned Polish sculptress Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017), has been auctioned off for over PLN 8 million (EUR 1,900,000), a record for the Polish art market, the Onet portal informed on Tuesday.