The 42nd story of the Cosmopolitan Twarda 4 residential tower in downtown Warsaw is now housing an exhibition of the works of the acclaimed 20th century Polish artist Wojciech Fangor. The event, which will be on till July 29, is being held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the creation of Fangor’s seminal installation “Studium przestrzeni” (“A study in space”).
On display are mainly paintings from the 1960s and the 1970s, the most important period in the artist’s career. At that time, Fangor produced multi-colored abstract compositions made of circular, wave-like and amorphous shapes. The paintings enter into a dialogue with the surrounding space, including that outside the building, seen through the windows on one of the top floors.
Wojciech Fangor (1922-2015) is one the most recognizable Polish artists abroad. One of the founders of the so-called Polish School of Posters and the author of one of the first spatial installations in the world, his work was presented at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Fangor’s work remains popular with collectors both in Poland and around the world. Last year, four of his pieces were sold for more than PLN 1 million each.