The photos of the legendary unit which fought in the Battle of Monte Cassino belonged to Captain Wincenty Tomaszewski, an officer of the Carpathian Lancers who after the war settled in Grimsby, UK.
Put on the market in 2021 for €790,000, the picturesque mansion in Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse 35 km from Paris, will now be renovated and turned into a base for the House of Sisterhood aimed at uniting Ukrainian and Polish women in their efforts to help women and children fleeing war.
Comfortably surpassing its original valuation, the painting Portrait of a Lady (After Louis Leopold Boilly) by Ewa Juszkiewicz went under the hammer alongside works by such luminaries as Banksy, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool and Gerhard Richter. The auction held by the New York branch of the globally renowned Christie’s has served to underline Juszkiewicz’s soaring stock.
Involving some of the biggest names in Polish art, an online auction organized by Café Bergson in Oświęcim is underway to raise funds to finance language courses for Ukrainian refugees.
Plundered by Germans at the end of WWII, the painting by Art Nouveau artist Edward Okuń is said to be worth over a million PLN.
With a guide price of PLN 18-24 million, experts say the 17th century masterpiece could be the most expensive artwork ever sold in Poland.
The coin, thought to have been minted to commemorate the Polish victory at the Battle of Khotyn in 1621, features the armoured bust of King Sigismund III without his crown, wearing a shoulder plate with a lion’s head on the front, whilst the reverse features the coat of arms of the Republic of Poland.
Depicting 83 child-size figures, the monumental work entitled ‘Bambini’ consisting of a cluster of androgynous figures devoid of heads and identities, is now the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction in Poland.
VIDEO: The 59 black and white photographs were not taken by German photoreporters from a propaganda company but by a regular soldier, although which unit he served with and what specifically he was doing in Warsaw remains a mystery.
Entitled ‘Two Married Women’, the painting by Andrzej Wróblewski which was sold at Warsaw-based art auction house DESA Unicum, is both the most expensive painting ever sold in Poland and the most expensive overall artwork ever sold on the Polish market.
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