Zdzisław Beksiński (1929 – 2005)

Zdzisław Beksiński. Untitled, 1990

Lot 50. Zdzislaw Beksinski (1929 Sanok, Poland – 2005 Warsaw). Untitled, mixed media on paper, 23,5 cm x 28 cm inner passepartout dimension, signed, 90 dated, wavy, Provenance: Galerie Simone van Dormael, Brussels (verso gallery label). Opening 2,500€. Wettmann. 11/26/22. Sold 7,500 euro

Do kompletu, dwa drobne rysunki-szkice Zdzisława Beksińskiego.

Zdzisław Beksiński. Untitled, 1997

Lot 51. Zdzislaw Beksinski (1929 Sanok, Poland – 2005 Warsaw). Untitled, mixed media on paper, 23,5 cm x 28 cm inner passepartout dimension, signed, 97 dated, wavy, Provenance: Galerie Simone van Dormael, Brussels ( verso gallery label). Opening 2,500€. Wettmann. 11/26/22. Sold 9,500 euro

Zdzisław Beksiński (1929 – 2005)

Zdzisław Beksiński. Untitled, 1970

Obraz Zdzisława Beksińskiego z 1970 roku, który prawdopodobnie pobije wszelkie rekordy cenowe jego prac. Przypominam, że inne trzy jego oleje będą licytowane w tym samym czasie w UK: https://polishartcorner.com/2022/10/22/zdzislaw-beksinski-1929-2005-8/.

Lot 52. Zdzislaw Beksinski (1929 Sanok, Poland – 2005 Warsaw). Untitled, oil on hardboard, 122,5 cm x 98 cm, verso signed, dated 1970, stamped, numbered 02 III 15/6/90/201, partly retouched, partly slightly stained, abrasion at frame area, partly slight superficial scratches, s-shaped impression in the paint on the lower right (probably caused by the drying process).

The Procession of the Dead by Zladislaw Beksinski is dated 1970 and thus not only belongs to the same creative period as our work already sold at auction, but even dates from the same year. The artist’s painting is dominated by orange-red colour. The fire of the underworld, which probably blazes all around, determines the entire work. It is precisely this that seems to glow in the wide-open eyes of the foremost and clearly recognisable figure. The procession of the dead is led by a Valkyrie. A female human-like spiritual being. One of those maidens who come from the retinue of Odin, the father of the gods, in Norse mythology and are known as his daughters. They have abilities to determine fate and choose honourable fallen who have died on the battlefield to lead them to Valhalla – the final resting place. So when she leads the procession, the deceased, unidentifiable human shells seem to have been honourable persons after all? Thus, a corpse is already lifted up into the kingdom of heaven with its separated luminous soul in front. While all the other figures follow the Valkyrie. The figures advance like in a procession. But here it is not only a holy figure that is carried on the shoulders, but the church itself. The House of God is formed here as a cube and is carried forward with Jesus Christ on the cross and firmly clasped. Other abstracted buildings carried on the shoulders seem to follow. A Mayan temple, which could probably symbolise the ancient spiritual and high cultures, can just be made out. The rest of the train disappears into the distance. In this work, too, questions arise in the viewer’s mind, which Beksinski provokes critically in his unmistakable formal language. Are the institutions and sacred sites being brought to their final rest here? Are they recognisable because the individuals went into battle and died honourably because of them and their faith? How is an honourable life decided? Once again, the artist leaves us with questions and forces us to grapple with such questions. Once again, they are questions about life, death, the underworld and the kingdom of heaven – they are questions of faith that he brings up in his painting in his artistically dramatic and morbid way. Opening 75,000€. Wettmann. 11/26/22. Not sold

Stanisław Fijałkowski (1922 – 2020)

Stanisław Fijałkowski. Autostrada dla kreta i liszki, 1990

Praca sprzedana za życia artysty w Desie Unicum w 2014 za 65,000 złotych (ok 16,000€). Artysta zmarł w 2020 roku a jego Autostrady nabraly znaczenia metafizycznego oraz zaczęły się znakomicie sprzedawać. Zakładam się, że Desa obecnie odkupi tę pracę by szukać potem krajowego kupca za 500,000 złotych. Może się uda a może nie uda bo rynek w Polsce wygląda obecnie na bardzo słaby – chyba odpadli drobni, bardzo ważni, lecz obecnie mocno zdezorientowani ‘inwestorzy’; kto nie wierzy niech sprawdzi ile procent prac obecnie się sprzedaje na polskich aukcjach oraz czy są jakieś znaczne przebicia. Życzę porotu do normalności.

Lot 519. Stanisław Fijałkowski (Poland 1922‑2020). ”Autostrada dla kreta i liszki”. Signed and dated S. Fijałkowski 1990 on the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81.5 cm. Provenance: Desa Unicum, Warsaw, 11 December 2014, lot 1. A Swedish private collection, acquired at the above sale. Estimate 150.000 – 200.000 SEK (€ 14.000 – 18.000). Uppsala. 11/09-10/22. Sold SEK 560,000 ($52,500)

Alicja Halicka (1895 – 1975)

Alicja Halicka. Cour d’immeuble

Ładne ujęcie podwórka (chyba) żydowskiej kamienicy w wykonaniu Alicji Halickiej. Dom aukcyjny przypomina nazwisko jej męża, choć nie bardzo wiem co mogło być jego zasługą w tworzeniu tej pracy.

Lot 2. Alice HALICKA-MARCOUSSIS (1895-1975). Cour d’immeuble, vers 1921-1925. Huile sur toile signée en bas à droite. 65 x 54 cm. Estimate 2,000 – 3,000. Côte Basque Enchères Lelièvre – Cabarrouy. 11/05/22. Sold 5,200 euro