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May 16, 2014 04:00 PMCalender

Leon Tarasewicz (Polish, b. 1957) Untitled [Clustered Birds]

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2728BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 16, 2014 4:00PM


Leon Tarasewicz (Polish, b. 1957)

Untitled [Clustered Birds]
Unsigned recto.
Ink and gouache on joined brown kraft paper, sheet size approximately 82 5/16 x 111 in. (209.1 x 281.9 cm),framed.
Condition: Flaking/losses, creases/ripples to the sheet (inherent to the medium and process),tack holes to corners, not examined out of frame.

N.B. Tarasewicz's works have been described by Mariusz Hermansdorfer, director of the National Museum in Wroclaw as "deceptively simple"--they depict the natural landscape of Bialystok in Northeast Poland but also express 'the joy of experiencing and creating." (1) Hermansdorfer adds that he "conjures nature, arranging and conducting mysteries akin to the practices of shamans and effects the metamorphoses of things in order to grasp their essense."

Tarasewicz attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, studying under Tadeusz Dominik (Polish, b. 1928),receiving his MFA in 1984. He has participated in several one-man and group exhibitions at the Nordenhacke Gallery in Stockholm, Galeria Foksal in Warsaw, and the 49th Venice International Biennale, amongst others.

(1) Mariusz Hermansdorfer. Exhibition of Leon Tarasewicz. May 24 to October 6, 2007. Platan Gallery, The Polish Institute, Budapest. http://polinst.hu/en/node/4694
Estimate $25,000-35,000

Loss/tear to the sheet along l.r. edge measuring approx. 1/2 x 1/2 in.; entire sheet intentionally distressed with creases; tenting/flaking throughout; scattered losses with largest observable loss measuring approx. 1 x 1/2 in. to the u.l. quadrant; the work appears to be comprised of two joined sheets; plexiglas framed; no additional condition issues to report.

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Leon Tarasewicz, Mariusz Hermansdorfer, Northeast Poland, director, National Museum, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Stockholm, Warsaw, Nordenhacke Gallery, Platan Gallery, The Polish Institute, Budapest, http://polinst.hu/en/node/4694, Polish Institute