Poland enjoys artistic renaissance 24...

Poland enjoys artistic renaissance 24 years after communism

There are 49 comments on the The Guardian story from Jun 2, 2013, titled Poland enjoys artistic renaissance 24 years after communism. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Tending the plants on the rooftop terrace garden of her studio in a former army housing block in central Warsaw, Anna Szprynger is taking a well-earned a break from her meticulous line drawings.

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Jewish Vagabonds

Brewster, NY

#1 Jun 3, 2013
But now international art critics are increasingly turning their attention to Poland, and talking about Warsaw as the new artistic hub of central Europe with the enthusiasm and excitement once reserved solely for Berlin.

Recently one of Szprynger's geometric line drawings sold for 30,000 zloty (£6,000), to the CEO of a Polish construction company, a sum she admitted finding "embarrassingly high" and a markup of around 75 times what her works were selling for just a couple of years ago.

The auction house that sold the work, Abbey House, puts the price hike down to the fact that the art market is now growing at around 20-30% a year, as disposable income rises and the hunger for Polish art is expanding.

Anna Szprynger at her studio in Warsaw
On Monday, Szprynger will experience another milestone in her nascent career when her art goes on show at the Saatchi Gallery in London along with that of 14 other Polish artists.

Seven of them, including Szprynger, represent a new wave of young Polish artists making their mark on the country's modern art scene which, while having been free from the shackles of communism for the past 24 years, has nevertheless until now been sorely constrained by Poland's lack of a mature art market.

Szprynger found herself thrust into the limelight after Abbey House, a fine art auctioneer startup in Warsaw, took her under its wing in 2010. In return for a modest monthly salary of around 4,000 zloty (£800)– around 25% above the average Polish wage – she now produces a set number of works for them each month.

"More than two decades after the end of communism, we're still not very good at promotion of artists, and the art gallery scene can be very brutal," said Szprynger. "But now I've not only got someone promoting me but I'm freed up to concentrate exclusively on my art, while they place me fairly and squarely in the art market and for the first time I can imagine a future for myself as an artist."

Szprynger's obvious hope is that at the end of her five-year contract, prices for her works will have retained their value or that she can at the very least continue to make a respectable living from her art.

She refers to what is known in Polish art circles as "Efekt Sasnal" – referring to the painter Wilhelm Sasnal, currently the most expensive living Polish artist, whose works typically sell for several hundred thousand dollars at international auction, who rose to prominence after being "discovered" by Saatchi. The 2009 Turbine Hall debut of the Warsaw-born sculptor Miroslaw Balka also serves as huge inspiration, and prompted interest in Polish art to soar, she added.
The Iron Francisko Franco

Podgorica, Montenegro

#2 Jun 3, 2013
Limpy never even been to Polakia.

LOL
He could go to IRELAND.

Irish Ginger Freaks!!

What is your Hair Limpy....Ginger?
The Iron Francisko Franco

Podgorica, Montenegro

#3 Jun 3, 2013
Irish Garbage from New York...

Irish slaves of English Masters
LOL
Jewish Vagabonds

Brewster, NY

#4 Jun 3, 2013
The Iron Francisko Franco wrote:
Irish Garbage from New York...
Irish slaves of English Masters
LOL
Well.. English by DNA are a little closer to Polish by DNA than Irish are.

Particularly Eastern parts of England like Sussex.(You know the superior parts of England)

As opposed to Western (Manchester, Liverpool ect.(You know the inferior parts of England)
The Iron Il Duce

Podgorica, Montenegro

#5 Jun 3, 2013
English are from Basque region of Spain.

English are Spanish 100 percent.

BritPashtun DON

Hoddesdon, UK

#6 Jun 3, 2013
The Iron Il Duce wrote:
English are from Basque region of Spain.
English are Spanish 100 percent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =KgqjLMESS78XX
WTF no way English are anglo saxon not spanish how can they be spanish that's BS!
BritPashtun DON

Hoddesdon, UK

#7 Jun 3, 2013
Jewish Vagabonds wrote:
<quoted text>
Well.. English by DNA are a little closer to Polish by DNA than Irish are.
Particularly Eastern parts of England like Sussex.(You know the superior parts of England)
As opposed to Western (Manchester, Liverpool ect.(You know the inferior parts of England)
NO all english people are same by DNA no matter if they live in poor or rich!
the English are closer to germans than polish.
BritPashtun DON

Hoddesdon, UK

#8 Jun 3, 2013
I meant poor or rich areas*
Pro Ukraine

Woodford Green, UK

#9 Jun 3, 2013
Jewish Vagabonds wrote:
<quoted text>
Well.. English by DNA are a little closer to Polish by DNA than Irish are.
Particularly Eastern parts of England like Sussex.(You know the superior parts of England)
As opposed to Western (Manchester, Liverpool ect.(You know the inferior parts of England)
What do you know about the superior and inferior parts of England. There are large Polish and Ukrainian communities in cities like Manchester, but not so many in Susses, when they came over after the war they went to industrial areas, not rural areas like Sussex.
Jewish Vagabonds

Brewster, NY

#10 Jun 3, 2013
BritPashtun DON wrote:
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NO all english people are same by DNA no matter if they live in poor or rich!
the English are closer to germans than polish.
Yes... But... Germans are closer to Polish than English are.

There are slight differences in DNA... East England is a little more Germanic & West England is a little more Celtic (I mean compared to each other)
The Iron Il Duce

Podgorica, Montenegro

#11 Jun 3, 2013
English could be 60 percent Saxons...

Northing more...

They are other influence in English History like Angels, Normans, Celts, Latins, Basques,...

English Actress Catarine Zeta Jones very Ugly Women

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GymyK5Ioczo/TP6bVv3...
Pro Ukraine

Woodford Green, UK

#12 Jun 3, 2013
The Iron Il Duce wrote:
English are from Basque region of Spain.
English are Spanish 100 percent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =KgqjLMESS78XX
Iron Dick you're an idiot, English people came from Germany, France and Scandinavia, Celts are in Scotland and Wales, so they're not the same ethnicity as English.
Jewish Vagabonds

Brewster, NY

#13 Jun 3, 2013
Pro Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>What do you know about the superior and inferior parts of England. There are large Polish and Ukrainian communities in cities like Manchester, but not so many in Susses, when they came over after the war they went to industrial areas, not rural areas like Sussex.
Well.. The Saxons who came from North Germany were close to the region of the Polabians (West Slavic - Lechites)

That... Such Saxons & other Germanic tribes from the East had settled more in Eastern parts of England more than Western parts.

..
... IDK.... Most Polish people in the U.K I have seen are from London area... Including the WW2 era diaspora!!
Jewish Vagabonds

Brewster, NY

#14 Jun 3, 2013
Pro Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>Iron Dick you're an idiot, English people came from Germany, France and Scandinavia, Celts are in Scotland and Wales, so they're not the same ethnicity as English.
Well... A lot of the native Celts had been assimilated to Germanic speaking culture.

There are still some Celtic populations in actual England like the (Cornish)

Well... Over time since the start such Celtic populations like that had been more & more assimilated to (Anglo-Germanic speaking culture)
BritPashtun DON

Hoddesdon, UK

#15 Jun 3, 2013
Jewish Vagabonds wrote:
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Yes... But... Germans are closer to Polish than English are.
There are slight differences in DNA... East England is a little more Germanic & West England is a little more Celtic (I mean compared to each other)
No they're NOT poles are slavic and british are anglo saxons which are germanic people.
No that's not true many people from the west have moved to the east and many from east have move to west.
The Iron Il Duce

Podgorica, Montenegro

#16 Jun 3, 2013
Pro Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>Iron Dick you're an idiot, English people came from Germany, France and Scandinavia, Celts are in Scotland and Wales, so they're not the same ethnicity as English.
Interesting...

I think that The Germanic influence in England in very small..
The English even look DARKER then Spanish

Spanish Ferndando Tores
http://www.thebounce.co.za/wp-content/uploads...

English Sasha Baron Cohen
http://veryaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/...
BritPashtun DON

Hoddesdon, UK

#17 Jun 3, 2013
Jewish Vagabonds wrote:
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Well.. The Saxons who came from North Germany were close to the region of the Polabians (West Slavic - Lechites)
That... Such Saxons & other Germanic tribes from the East had settled more in Eastern parts of England more than Western parts.
..
... IDK.... Most Polish people in the U.K I have seen are from London area... Including the WW2 era diaspora!!
No that's not true the most polish are in Peterborough they tend to go where it's cheaper and more jobs.
You wouldn't find a pole in Herteford as it's more rural there's very few!
Jewish Vagabonds

Brewster, NY

#19 Jun 3, 2013
BritPashtun DON wrote:
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No that's not true the most polish are in Peterborough they tend to go where it's cheaper and more jobs.
You wouldn't find a pole in Herteford as it's more rural there's very few!
I heard the biggest Polish community in England was around Ealing.(London area)
Pro Ukraine

UK

#20 Jun 3, 2013
Jewish Vagabonds wrote:
<quoted text>
Well.. The Saxons who came from North Germany were close to the region of the Polabians (West Slavic - Lechites)
That... Such Saxons & other Germanic tribes from the East had settled more in Eastern parts of England more than Western parts.
..
... IDK.... Most Polish people in the U.K I have seen are from London area... Including the WW2 era diaspora!!
Of course there are many Poles in London, but many who came to the UK after the war ended up working in factories in Northern and Central England the same with Ukrainians, I've lived in Manchester, there are several Polish clubs there and a big Ukrainian club which is better than the one in London. There's an Italian woman (married to a Ukrainian) that works in the kitchens at Manchester Ukrainian club who makes some of the best pirohiy I've ever tasted.
Jewish Vagabonds

Brewster, NY

#21 Jun 3, 2013
BritPashtun DON wrote:
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No they're NOT poles are slavic and british are anglo saxons which are germanic people.
No that's not true many people from the west have moved to the east and many from east have move to west.
Jamaicans also must be Anglo Saxons a Germanic people because they speak a Anglo Saxon Germanic language.

I suppose according to your logic perhaps!?

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