Henryk Stazewski (1894-1988)
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Henryk Stazewski (1894-1988)

Relief Kolorowy (Coloured Relief)

Henryk Stazewski (1894-1988)
Relief Kolorowy (Coloured Relief)
signed, titled and dated 'H. Stazewski Relief Kolorowy 1961' (on the reverse)
oil on wood mounted on masonite
27 1/8 x 21 ¼in. (69 x 54cm.)
Executed in 1961
Kazimir Gallery, Chicago.
Private Collection, U.S.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1977.
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Lot Essay

“The detached geometric shapes; the misaligned tektonika; the uncertain spatial reality. In fact, such works were the beginning of a cycle of reliefs that would span the 1960s and 70s, rising to become perhaps the most definitive of all Stazewski’s creations—marking what most critics consider to be the height of geometric abstraction in Polish art.” (R. Francis, http://theculturetrip.com/europe/poland/articles/henryk-sta-ewski-the-polish-pioneer-of-the-avant-garde/ [accessed 17 August 2016]).

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