The displays will give art lovers the chance to see works that could go for the highest prices ever seen at a Polish auction.
The biggest event in the country’s equine calendar, the Pride of Poland auction saw buyers lining up.
Over a hundred of the most beautiful Polish horses are being presented at the Arabian Horse Show, which started in Janów Podlaski, eastern Poland, on Friday. On Sunday, 21 Arabian horses will be auctioned at the Pride of Poland.
The price paid for ‘M44’ surpassed the pre-sale estimate of PLN 700,000-900,000, and also indicated that online auctions could now hold their own against traditional ones.
One of the leading lights of the art deco movement, it is hoped that Tamara de Lempicka’s Still Life With Tangerines will remain in Poland, although the buyer remains anonymous.
Just two days after appearing on the auction site, bidding for the 47-year-old orange ape’s creation has already reached 2,550 zł.
Learning of the sale, Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage quickly verified the diary’s authenticity before intervening and asking the auction be put on hold.
Over 70 works covering the history of Polish comics went on display at the auction house DESA Unicom in Warsaw where they went for between 1,000 and 30,000 PLN.
The PLN 4.72 million was also the largest amount paid for a piece of contemporary Polish art.
The auction titled Sisterhood: Feminism and the Art of Women raised a total of over 3 million PLN.