VIDEO: Debuting at the Paris Fashion Show, the designs inspired by the pioneer of textile art Magdalena Abakanowicz were met with high acclaim as they were shown off alongside two of her Abakans from the collection of the Central Textile Museum in Łódź.
For Magdalena Abakanowicz, the Polish sculptor known for vast, hanging sculptures made of organic matter, the inspiration for her life’s work lay in her childhood. As a child playing alone in the forests near her home, Abakanowicz would collect natural debris and interconnect the things she found into crude objects, which were then carefully stowed away at home.
Where once many would have sought to defend such landmarks as valuable historic relics, it is Russia’s own actions that have seen this resistance significantly diluted, says TFN’s Alex Webber.
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.
Entitled "Crowd III” and depicting 50 hollowed out figures made out of burlap, the art installation went for a staggering PLN 11 million, which after the hammer fee was added rose to 13.2 million.
Unique to Poland, and possibly the world, the 3 million PLN project in Poznań will see former seating areas replaced by flowerbeds specifically intended to attract bees, and will be further embellished by nectar-bearing trees, sculptures, viewing points, water cascades and subtle lighting purposefully designed so as not to interfere with their activities.
Despite the economic downturn, sales of art have continued to exceed all expectations according to a report by Artinfo.pl.
Often described as transcending the classic approach to sculpting, the 2005 group entitled ‘Zinaxin and Dolacin’ are emblematic of their creator's style.
The Tate Modern is bringing together Abakanowicz’s Abakans, which are rarely exhibited together, along with other works by the artist, including some of her early textile pieces and rarely-seen drawings.
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.
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