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Wystawa nasz patronat  zakończone 


od 05 Nov 2016 do 15 Nov 2016


MYSIA 3, 3rd floor

ul. Mysia 3, Warsaw (Poland)

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A record-breaking auction! „Monster of Düsseldorf” becomes the most expensive Polish photograph!

The 17th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project broke a record! „Monster of Düsseldorf” went for a total of PLN 200,600. It is the highest selling price for a photograph auctioned in Poland to date.

The night was full of emotions, indeed. We sold more than 60% of the items offered for sale for a total of PLN 430,000!

Once again, the hottest item was a photograph by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy) made together with Władysław Jan Grabski. With the starting price of PLN 25,000, the „Monster of Düsseldorf” went for PLN 170,000! Including the buyer’s premium, it totalled PLN 200,600. This sets a new record after 13 years. Previously, the record had also belonged to Witkacy, whose „Collapse by the Lamp. A Self-Portrait” from 1913 had been sold in 2003 for PLN 135,000.

Several other works were sold for more than PLN 10,000. The „UFO” set of photographs by Paweł Althamer went for PLN 12,000, that is PLN 14,000 inclusive of the buyer’s premium. The photograph „Neon Hamlet” by Maurycy Gomulicki went for the same price. Marek Piasecki’s „Untitled” was sold for PLN 10,000 (sale total 11,800) with the starting price of PLN 6000.

The top sales include a set of 5 prints from the „Artificial Photography” series by Natalia LL, which was bought for PLN 9000. Jan Dziaczkowski’s photocollage „The Holy Trinity” from the „Polish Art of the 20th-Century” series was purchased for the same amount. Zygmunt Rytka’s photograph „Beside Art” from 1986 reached PLN 7000.

The works with the highest difference between the asking price and the hammer price include Marta Zgierska’s „Untitled” from the „Post” series, which went for PLN 6500 (sale total nearly PLN 8000), with the starting price of PLN 2800. Other names which went up well above the starting price included Konrad Brandel, Jan Bułhak, Eva Rubinstein, and Edward Hartwig.

Collectors also appreciated the pre-war photographs by Zofia Chomętowska. There was also considerable interest in the works by Adam Kaczkowski, Andrzej A. Mroczek, and Janusz Czarnecki dating back to the 1950s and 1960s. Also younger artists attracted much attention, including: Weronika Gęsicka, Patrycja Orzechowska, and Kacper Kowalski.


The full list of the results is available at:

Bids for unsold items can be placed by phone and e-mail;
+48 506 122 445, 516 106 073,


17th edition of Fotografia Kolekcjonerska

Auction: 15.11.2016 (Tuesday), 19:00 hours
Venue: MYSIA 3, 3rd floor, ul. Mysia 3, Warsaw

During the 17th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, viewers had, once again, an opportunity to admire works by Polish masters of photography – ranging from Konrad Brandel, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy), Zofia Chomętowska, Zbigniew Dłubak, Natalia LL, to young artists, including Weronika Gęsicka, Marta Zgierska, and Patrycja Orzechowska

The 17th edition of FK also featured a very interesting programme of side events: EXPOSITIONS VOL. 1 – a meeting with Adam Sobota dedicated to the collection of the National Museum in Wrocław, and workshops WHICH WAY TO THE MARKET? – an original guide for all artists who wish to function professionally on the art market.

Fotografia Kolekcjonerska is the only regular auctioning event in Poland dedicated exclusively to photography. Since its first edition in 2007, we have offered collectors a diversity of works by leading Polish artists. Traditionally, during our pre-auction exhibition viewers can see rare prints made using a variety of techniques. The event is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue with the artists’ bios, photo descriptions and reproductions of all the works.

curator and coordinator: Katarzyna Sagatowska
curatorial collaboration: Maga Sokalska


photos from the opening: Bartek Zaborowski/GRID Images


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