Auction for renovation of the “Pleiades” plafond

  • Dates September 29‚ÄĒOctober 11, 2020
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  • Venue Willa Fangor√≥wka, Botanical Garden in Powsin
  • Organizers Polish Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden in Powsin
    FANGOR Foundation
    Kolonia Artystyczna Gallery
    Artbidy Auction House
  • Auction Contact (+48) 602 202 020

The Polish Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden in Powsin and the FANGOR Foundation would like to invite you to take part in an auction to save a historic plafond by Wojciech Fangor. The exhibition of works can be viewed from 27 September to 11 October at the Fangor√≥wka gallery.

In Villa Fangor√≥wka, you can admire the first monumental work by Wojciech Fangor ‚Äď the ‚ÄúPleiades‚ÄĚ plafond, painted by the artist as his diploma work under the supervision of Professor Felicjan Szczńôsny Kowarski. It gives the place a unique character and is the most important testimony to Fangor‚Äôs presence in Powsin.

The work, created 77 years ago and measuring 9 m x 4.5 m, needs conservation as soon as possible, hence the initiative to organise an auction, the proceeds from which will go towards its restoration. The auction included 30 works by artists who have taken part in exhibitions held at the Fangorovka over the past three decades. The artists who donated their paintings include Anna Buczkowska, J√≥zef WilkoŇĄ, Magdalena Shummer-Fangor, Jolanta Caban, Iwona Ostrowska and PaweŇā G√≥rski. In addition, the FANGOR Foundation has donated a Fangor drawing from 1973.

This is an appeal not only to lovers of the Botanic Garden in Powsin, of whom there are many, but also to a large group of art collectors, and especially admirers of the work of Wojciech Fangor, to support this initiative and participate in the auction.

The exhibition can be viewed from 27 September to 11 October at the Fangor√≥wka gallery. The auction will take place at the same time on the auction house portal Those interested will also be able to purchase bricks in the form of magnets or make a targeted donation of any amount.