A German auction house has suspended the sale of a painting stolen from a Warsaw museum following protests from Poland.
Poland’s foreign minister has said that the sale in Germany of a painting stolen from Warsaw’s National Museum should never have taken place.
A Polish painting stolen from the National Museum in Warsaw has been sold at a Berlin auction house despite Polish requests that be withdrawn from the sale.
Expected to fetch between PLN 14 and PLN 22 million, which would have made it the most expensive artwork sold in Poland, the painting by Jacek Malczewski was being prepared for auction at the DESA Unicum auction house when police and staff from the National Museum arrived.
Handmade in 1719 by Antonio Stradivari, the instrument is one of only 650 Stradivarius violins that have survived to this day.
A new exhibition on Witkacy at the National Museum in Warsaw provides a new perspective on the artist and his work.
Researchers at the National Museum in Warsaw said that despite X-ray scans and CT images last year revealing what appeared to be a foetus, this was the result of ‘a computer illusion and misinterpretation.’
Eclectic, mercurial and eccentric, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz known to the world as Witkacy, was a versatile artist, philosopher, writer, photographer and penetrating critic of civilization whose vices included alcohol, drugs, and women.
In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at ‘Przekroje’, a new permanent exhibition in Kraków on the history of Polish architecture.
The National Museum in Warsaw has unveiled to the public for the first time a collection of works by renowned artist Marc Chagall.