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IRSA Fine Art is involved in the promotion of Polish art both in Poland and abroad. We offer works of leading Polish artists representing a wide spectrum of schools and tendencies from the 1960s and 1970s to the present (including matter painting, art informel, lyrical and geometric abstraction, New Realism etc.). We also have works by artists of classic post-war Polish art such as Alina Szapocznikow, Aleksander Kobzdej, Jerzy Tchórzewski, Ryszard Winiarski, Roman Artymowski and Wojciech Fangor, and of contemporary artists representing the middle and older generations such as Krystyna Schwarzer-Litwornia, Stasys Eidrigevièius, Leon Tarasewicz, Bronis³aw Krzysztof and Witold Urbanowicz. The painters and sculptors whose work we promote produce both so-called traditional pieces but they also use modern techniques, such as photography and spatial installations.

    During the year in our two galleries we organize four to six exhibitions, each of which is accompanied by a catalogue of the highest quality produced by the IRSA Institute. They are richly illustrated, beautifully printed and designed to bring a particular artist and his or her works into as close a focus as is possible.

    Currently in preparation are exhibitions of the works of Wojciech Fangor, Jan Lebenstein, Adam Myjak and of the foreign artists, André Masson and Victor Vasareley. We are organizing the exhibitions featuring Masson and Vasarely in cooperation with fellow galleries abroad, just as was done, for example, in the Tarasewicz show in Milan and as will shortly be done in the show in London, currently being planned, of the sculptor Bronis³aw Krzysztof.

    IRSA Fine Art's most recent large scale project is an exhibition of the sculpture and drawings of the splendid Alina Szapocznikow, with a catalogue raisonné of the artist's drawings, until now never edited.

IRSA Fine Art, although formally established only in 2003, has taken over the joint exhibition activities of the IRSA Research Institute and the Polish Auction House SZTUKA. Thus the gallery is able to draw upon the experience of its owner, Dr Józef Grabski, acquired over the many years he has spent in the art field. Dr Grabski has now been in the international art market for almost thirty years without a break, working as a respected authority on art, including modern art, and as a dealer. He is also a collector. From the beginning of the 1980s, he has co-created or provided advice on the creation of many international collections, both for private individuals and for institutions; among these are the Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection (Johnson & Johnson, New Jersey, USA), H. Abel Collection in Munich, the Gordon Collection in London, and the Meyer Collection in Zurich.
   email: irsa@finearts.pl

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