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.
The displays will give art lovers the chance to see works that could go for the highest prices ever seen at a Polish auction.
An exhibition "Into the Space of Magdalena Abakanowicz. Textile and Sculpture" will open at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga on Thursday.
PKO Bank Polski has made its art collection public at Warsaw’s National Museum where visitors enter through a dazzling gold corridor as if they were entering the bank’s treasury. The main exhibit room is steel grey like a safety deposit box.
The auction titled Sisterhood: Feminism and the Art of Women raised a total of over 3 million PLN.
She launched a highly successful career in communist Poland, eventually gaining an international reputation for her evocative textile sculptures of the human figure.
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.