You might call it the Sasnal effect (after the country's highest-selling living artist), an "artistic renaissance"(if you are the Guardian), or simply a booming economy shedding its state control past - either way, the Polish art market is taking off internationally.
|Jakub Słomkowski, Untitled Collage (2012)|
Tonight "Polish Art Now" opens at the Saatchi gallery in London, showcasing a selection of artists represented by the auction house/art fund Abbey House. These include established names such as Wojciech Fangor and Andrzej Cisowski, and up-and-coming artists such as Julia Bistuła, Anna Szprynger or Jakub Słomkowski.
This is the first time Londoners will have the chance to see such a wide variety of Polish art, and so it is a pity the exhibition only runs for one week (and finishes with an auction). No doubt commercial success will soon bring longer - and more exploratory - showcases of this promising art scene.