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Sculpture by Polish artist sold for record price

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 08.04.2016 11:32
A work by one of Poland’s most respected sculptors that was stashed away in a shed in the US for decades has been sold at auction in Warsaw for PLN 1.95 million, a record for a sculpture in this country.
 Centre Pompidou, Paris. Photo: Jorge Royan/Wikimedia Commons Centre Pompidou, Paris. Photo: Jorge Royan/Wikimedia Commons

Konrad Niemira of Desa Unicum, which held the auction, said Alina Szapocznikow’s sculpture “Ptak” (Bird) was “a masterpiece.”

The work was bought by an anonymous Polish collector.

Niemira added: “Sculptures by Alina Szapocznikow very rarely appear at auction.”

Pieces by Szapocznikow, who died in 1973, have in recent years have been bought by some of the most prestigious museum collections in the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Pompidou centre in Paris and London's Tate Modern. (pk)

Source: PAP/IAR/Polish Radio

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