Post-War & Contemporary

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Anna Szynkarczuk Department Manager +48 22 163 66 41 +48 664 150 866 a.szynkarczuk@desa.pl

About Department

The Department of Contemporary Art coordinates some of the most important auctions at DESA Unicum. Every year we organise more than 10 auctions thematically divided into 5 categories: Classics of the Avant-Garde after 1945, Op-art, Geometric Abstraction, Art of Matter or Conceptualism, all extremely appreciated by collectors.

Particularly high sums are obtained from outstanding works of the most important Polish avant-garde artists of the second half of the 20th century, such as Wojciech Fangor, Andrzej Wróblewski, Jerzy Nowosielski, Tadeusz Kantor, Kazimierz Mikulski, Teresa Pągowska, Zdzisław Beksiński, Erna Rosenstein and Henryk Stażewski.

On November 29th 2018, a Contemporary Art auction achieved the highest turnover in the history of the Polish art market – more than 20 million zlotys.

For various reasons, experts predict further growth on the contemporary art market in Poland. Polish 20th century art continues to be rather undervalued in relation to other European and global markets, however the number of domestic collectors steadily increases by around 20 percent each year and there is a growing attraction to Polish artists among western collectors.

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Anna Szynkarczuk Department Manager +48 22 163 66 41 +48 664 150 866 a.szynkarczuk@desa.pl
Agata Matusielańska Specialist +48 22 163 66 50 +48 539 546 699 a.matusielanska@desa.pl
Samanta Belling Specialist +48 539 222 774 s.belling@desa.pl
Wiktor Komorowski Asystent ds. Merytorycznych +48 788 260 055 +48 788 260 055 w.komorowski@desa.pl

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Post-War & Contemporary Art
Auction date: March 3, 2022
Application time limit Feb. 4, 2022
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The Polish School of Textile Art
Auction date: March 22, 2022
Application time limit Feb. 15, 2022
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Art Brut i Współcześni Prymitywiści
Auction date: April 25, 2022
Application time limit March 15, 2022
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Very Peri (kolor roku 2022)
Auction date: May 31, 2022
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Press

13 January 2022
WIELKIE NAZWISKA, KORZYSTNE CENY
Jan Dobkowski, Edward Dwurnik, Erna Rosenstein, Alfred Lenica – to tylko kilka z wielkich postaci, których prace pojawią się na aukcji Art Outlet. Sztuka Współczesna w DESA Unicum. 18 stycznia ...
17 December 2021
Rekordowy Beksiński Ponownie w DESA Unicum
Już 21 grudnia odbędzie się kolejna, oczekiwana przez kolekcjonerów, aukcja "Sztuka Fantastyczna. Surrealizm i realizm magiczny". Pojawią się na niej aż dwie prace święcącego tryumfy Zdzisława Beksińskiego z przełomowego dla ...
03 December 2021
Record contemporary art auctions
Fifty million PLN – this was the turnover of three Contemporary Art auctions at DESA Unicum. At one of them, for the first time in Poland, an NFT work was ...