Andrzej Pawlowski (1928 - 1986)

Lot 133: Andrzej Pawlowski (1925 - 1986) '…To Shine The Earth', from the series 'Genesis', 1967

Desa Unicum SA

April 19, 2018
Warszawa, Poland

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Description: gelatin silver print, vintage print on Baryta paper, 49.8 x 59.5 cm
Dimensions: 49.8 x 59.5 cm
Artist or Maker: Andrzej Pawlowski (1925 - 1986)
Medium: photography; gelatin silver print, vintage print on Baryta paper
Date: 1967
Literature: - Przekraczajac medium. Andrzej Pawlowski 1925-1986, Piekary Gallery, Poznan 2012, p. 182
Notes: described on the reverse: 'Andrzej Pawlowski | Krakow'; NOTE: - To this lot we apply Artist's Resale Right (Droit de Suite) fee. Royalties are calculated using a sliding scale of percentages of the hammer price. Andrzej Pawlowski's photograph from 1967 - ' shine for the earth' comes from the 'Genesis' series - the only one created by the author using a photo camera. This was a 135 film camera with a wide-angle lens. Initially, Pawlowski gave his series the title of 'Hands'. He photographed his hands with the sky in the background. In 1977, he changed the name of the series to 'Genesis'. He provided a selected quote from the Book of Genesis with each of the 31 photographs. As Adam Sobota says, the artist wished to break through certain limitations of the avant-garde model of art, associating photographic scenes not so much with the act of creation by God himself, understood as an external force relative to some observer, but rather with the effort of a human striving to summon or imitate the holy power of creation. (after: Andrzej Pawlowski 1925-1986, exhibition catalogue, BWA Modern Art Gallery in Katowice, Katowice 2002);
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Desa Unicum SA
April 19, 2018, 7:00 PM CET

Warszawa, Poland

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