Post-War and Contemporary Art (results)
10 October 2019 7 PM CET

Hammer price: 280,000 PLN
LOT number
31

Hammer price: 280,000 PLN

oil/canvas, 67.5 x 56.5 cm
signed, dated and described on the revere: 'T. BRZOZOWSKI "GARNITUR" | 67 1/2 x 6+ 1/2 | 1959'
on the reverse: handling instructions and three exhibition stickers: Desa Foreign Trade Enterprise, Konfrontacje 1960 and Gres Gallery, Chicago
ID: 67553
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Provenance
  • Gres Gallery, Chicago
  • private collection, Poland
Literature
  • Tadeusz Brzozowski 1918-1987, ed. Anna Zakiewicz, exhibition catalogue, National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw 1997, p. 227, position 92.
Exhibited
  • "Poolse schilderkunst van nu", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 02.10.1959-02.11.1959
  • "Polsk maleri", Frederiksberg Raadhus, Copenhagen, 14.11.1959-3.12.1959
  • "Contemporary Polish Painting and Sculpture", Washington, DC, May 1961
More information
„W obrazach pokazuje kalekich ludzi, kalekie uczucia, pokazuje to, co szare, zwyczajne. Wtedy zawstydzam rzeczy ladne. Bo sztuka to nie kontemplacja piekna, lecz przezywanie ludzkich spraw... Nasycam kolor do maksimum, a potem nagle go przygaszam. Przygaszam tak, jak gasna nasze przezycia. Jak rodza sie kontrasty ludzkiego losu. Mam stale na mysli ludzi pieknych, poplamionych brudem”. – TADEUSZ BRZOZOWSKI