Warsaw’s DESA Unicum organized three adjacent exhibitions of contemporary art. From November 23, guests visiting the auction house could see works of art by the most outstanding artists as part of the exhibition: “New Generation after 1989”, “Avant-Garde Classics after 1945” and “Op-art and geometric abstraction”.
A record-breakingly expensive painting by Fangor was auctioned at DESA Unicum. He broke his previous record
It was the last of the above-mentioned ones that brought together Wojciech Fangor’s impressive works, including the famous “M 39”, which fits into the concept of positive illusionary space. The rosette motif is present in only a few of the artist’s works, which also proves the originality of the work itself. “M 39” was created in 1969 as one of the elements of an exhibition at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Fangor created them especially for this occasion, as a culmination of his previous work and its symbolic culmination.
In 2018, during an auction at DESA Unicum, “M 39” was sold for PLN 4.72 million. Thus, Fangor’s painting was hailed as one of the most expensive works of art on the Polish market. Now “M 39” is up for auction again, with a chance to break the previous record from 2018. Fangor’s painting was valued at PLN 10 million. Ultimately, it was auctioned for PLN 6.3 million, thus beating its previous record from five years ago.
As part of the “Op-art and geometric abstraction” exhibition, visitors can also see the fantastic works of Victor Vasarely, considered the forerunner of op-art.
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