Advanced search Advanced search
1

Pawel Althamer, Masaika, 2022

add Your note 
Lot description Show orginal version
Estimations: 9 011 - 13 517 EUR
wood, metal, plastic, velour, 104.00 x 74.50 x 7.50 cm

Born in 1967, Polish sculptor, performer, video artist and art installation artist. Graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of Grzegorz Kowalski. He was a co-founder of an informal group of artists called "Kowalski's Studio," or "Kowalnia," which is considered one of the most interesting groupings of young art in the 1990s, including Katarzyna Kozyra, Artur Żmijewski, Jacek Markiewicz and Katarzyna Górna. Althamer started with sculpture and continuously, while simultaneously realizing other projects, continues to work in it to this day - despite the fact that he uses unusual materials, often applies unobvious form, in some works only gently referring to sculptural matter, it is the main core of his artistic activity. In some works it has a totemic character, in others there are fetishization motifs, and still others are characterized by hipperrealism. Through the use of perishable materials, Althamer gives expression to the materiality, impermanence and organic nature of the human body. As a performer, he has often cut himself off from the outside world, exploring altered states of consciousness, often aided by psychoactive drugs, asceticism and isolation. At the same time, he encourages people to take a deeper look at reality and broaden their perception. Althamer is the recipient of the Vincent van Gogh Prize, awarded by the Dutch de Broere Foundation in 2004, as well as the Special Award for the Creator of Culture, which he received in 2010 at the "Polityka" Passports gala. He is one of the best-known Polish artists abroad, with his works in the collections of Tate London, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Israel Museum. His works have been exhibited in solo exhibitions, including at the Centre Pompidou Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, Germany. He has also participated in group exhibitions, including the Istanbul Biennale in 2005, the Berlin Biennale in 2006, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea in 2006 and the Venice Biennale in 2013.
Auction
10th ToTuart Art Auction
gavel
Date
27 October 2023 CEST/Warsaw
date_range
Start price
7 885 EUR
Estimations
9 011 - 13 517 EUR
Hammer price
no offers
Item is not available any more
Views: 181 | Favourites: 1
Auction

ToTuart

10th ToTuart Art Auction
Date
27 October 2023 CEST/Warsaw
Lots bidding

All lots are listed to bid

Buyer's premium
20.00%
OneBid does not charge additional fees for the bidding.
Bid increments
  1
  > 100
  2 000
  > 200
  5 000
  > 500
  10 000
  > 1 000
  30 000
  > 2 000
  100 000
  > 5 000
  200 000
  > 10 000
  500 000
  > 20 000
  1 000 000
  > 50 000
 
Terms and Conditions
About the Auction
FAQ
About the Seller
ToTuart
Contact
ToTuart
room
Plac Konesera 10a
03-736 Warszawa
phone
+48605909547
Opening hours
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Customers who bought the works of this artist also bought
keyboard_arrow_up