A Polish collector Grażyna Kulczyk will auction around 200 works from her contemporary art collection on October 18-20 at the Warsaw-based auction house Desa Unicum. The funds from sales will go to the Muzeum Susch founded by Kulczyk in Switzerland.
Agata Szkup, President of the Board of DESA Unicum called Kulczyk’s works “a symbol of incredible boldness and faith in the creative power of art”. “In a way, the owner of the collection exposes her passions, taste, and sensitivity to the world, whilst the buyers give new life to the works, in new contexts,” she said.
The works are presented in five thematic catalogs: Avant-garde, Classics, Passion, Blow Up, and Discovery. The auction will include works that have not come onto the market for years – by Tadeusz Kantor, Wojciech Fangor, Henryk Stażewski, or Jerzy Nowosielski. At the same time, there are also lesser-known Polish and foreign artists of the younger generation.
Kulczyk said the auction will mark a shift in her collecting practice as she moves her focus toward promoting women in the arts. An exhibition showcasing the collection will be on display at DESA Unicum’s Warsaw headquarters from October 4 to 20.