“Op-art and geometric art” is one of the most prestigious auctions of contemporary art which features works of the most important artists of the 20th century, such as Wojciech Fangor, Victor Vasarely or Julian Stańczak.
It was at the “Contemporary Art. Op-art and Geometric Abstraction” auction that Wojciech Fangor's “M 39” work was auctioned for 4.72 million zlotys. This is an absolute record - the most expensive work of art sold in Poland.
Fangor's paintings, which are part of this trend, are a vibrating blaze of colours, which mingle in a moment that is difficult to capture. The artist intensified the saturation of colours by perfectly aligning the canvas surface, which is almost deprived of traces of the painting process. The contours of his compositions are in fact non-existent, which gives rise to unusual, illusory optical impressions.
Henryk Stażewski, on the other hand, is one of the most outstanding representatives of geometric abstraction. His “Relief No. 19” - a composition consisting of geometric figures of various sizes - was sold for over 950 thousand zlotys. Over the last decade, the value of the artist's works has increased almost six fold.
The Op-art and Geometric Abstraction auctions feature works by such renowned artists as Victor Vasarely, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stańczak, Eduardo MacEntyre, Henryk Stażewski, Ryszard Winiarski, Jerzy Kałucki, Janusz Orbitowski, Aleksandra Jachtoma, Andrzej Nowacki or Tadasuke Kuwayama.
Jan. 13, 2022, 12:02 p.m.
CONTEMPORARY ART IN 2022
It comes as no surprise, that 2021 turned out to be the best year for contemporary art in history. Even though we have observed a dynamic development of the sector in the last years, in 2021, the boundaries that had previously seemed unimaginable were crossed.