May 15, 2008

Comrade Sierakowski

Leader of Krytyka Polityczna - Polish left organization

Whielki Krasnal "Comrade Sierakowski". 2008. Oil on canvas. 70 x 100 cm
( Mirror, mirror I am fairest of them all... But how to gather money from taxpayers?)

Whielki Krasnal "Radio Free Europe". 2008. Oil on canvas. 70 x 100 cm
(Attention! Attention! Citizens! There is a traitor among us! The comrade Sasnal has sold himself to the putrid capitalism!)

The Krasnals' statement

Our statement

Christie’s estimated the painting of Whielki Krasnal at 50-70,000 GBP

Auction house Christie’s estimated the painting of Whielki Krasnal “Untitled (Group of Monkeys with White Bananas)” at 50-70,000 GBP. This work is the answer for the painting of Wilhelm Sasnal “Untitled (Group of Monkeys with White Margins)”.
Krasnal or Sasnal, important is that he painted monkeys the way accepted by critics and auction houses. The painting must be old enough as well. If it is rejected because of the date of creation, you have to offer the older one. A collector who will come to buy the painting must be certain that he acquires the masterpiece. If the painting with monkeys, of a very known artist, was sold before at the auction for several dozen thousands pounds, why not to offer similar one of unknown artist but with pleasant to ear name Whielki Krasnal with similar estimate?
The action of The Krasnals uncovers the art market mechanisms and ridicules schematic thinking of critics. Hardly nobody could imagine that the serious auction house can work so unprofessionally. We are already accustomed with the lack of professionalism among critics, institutions dealing with art promotion, galleries or even artists, but we were certain that the auction house wouldn’t allow itself to get into this provocation.
Once again we could ascertain that the art market is ruled by protectionism and bargains. The art by itself is much less important. Unfortunately we can’t either count on consumers, as they are motivated by the creators of trends who take huge profits from the sells of promoted artists, just average quite often.
For young and talented artists, who use their rich imagine and manual abilities trained by years – not projectors to make copies of internet on canvases, this situation means that they are conditioned to marketing and protectors, not competent, reliable attitude to their work.

Whielki Krasnal “Untitled (Group of Monkeys with White Bananas)” . 2004. Oil on canvas. 50 x 50 cm

1 May, Labour Day

"He who does not work, neither shall he eat"
Best wishes,
The Krasnals

"We don't need the hysterical impulses. To us it is necessary the measure step of the proletarian iron battalions."

On 1 May at 12 am in front of the National Gallery Zacheta there was organized the artistic Manifestation with cooperation of The Krasnals group. The painting of Whielki Krasnal "Dream Factory" inspired by Sasnal's "Factory" was the main symbol of the event.

Krasnal Sasnal

Recent article about The Krasnals in the Wprost weekly.


The Polish critic Krytykant demands centralization of public art institutions.


Untitled/Why Krasnal painted this picture? There is nothing critical, nothing left, nothing Jewish, nothing for or against homophobia, it isn't even Anka. 2008. Oil on canvas. 46 x 38 cm

Culture for Tolerance

2 new heros in our cartoons:
- Slavoj Zizek
- Sławomir Sierakowski

Tolerance March

Our 2 versions for the poster for the festival "Culture for Tolerance" and it's main point - Tolerance March held in Cracow i 24-27 April 2008. The original version made by Wilhelm Sasnal you can see here:
- Mummy, this cat wants something from me.
- be tolerant my son!

The veil of saint Veronica - contra Sasnal's sweaty t-shirt

In the book "Guide to Sasnal" edited by Krytyka Polityczna, Carina Path compared the sweated t-shirt of Wilhelm Sasnal to the veil of saint Veronica with the image of the face of Jesus.
Whielki Krasnal was inspired by this novelty and exposed his pants how they looked like after the concert of the Polish pop star Doda.

Whielki Krasnal "Untitled". 2008. excrement, sweat on pants, size L on a stretcher 40 x 40 cm

El Greco, „Veronica and Saint Image”, oil on canvas, about 1580

Everyday life in Garage in 1999-2001

"Everyday life in Garage in 1999-2001"
Refers to the cartoons of Wilhelm Sasnal - "Everyday life in Poland in 1999-2001"

Anka and Wili - The Bold and the Beautiful

The famoust garage in Poland

- Paint!
- but... I can't at the easel...

- Ankaaa... Shit! Print me quickly something from the net, I don't know what to paint!

- Fucking artistic image, I can't even have the toilet!

- hmm... what left I could make this time...?

- could I go out?
- paint mother fucker! We have to find for Kacper a school without religion lessons!


Whielki Krasnal "We all Love the Poodle". 2008. Oil on canvas. 90 x 90 cm

Wilhelm Sasnal „To Kill This Love ”. Oil on canvas. 40 x 40 cm

Big $asnal

Whielki Krasnal "Poles still eat Big $asnals". 2008. Oil on canvas. 65 x 65 cm

Whielki Krasnal "Big $asnal". 2008. Oil on canvas. 46 x 38 cm

Whielki Krasnal "Untitled". 2008. Oil on canvas. 54 x 65 cm

Less and less white districts in Chicago

Whielki Krasnal "Untitled/Less and less white districts in Chicago". 2007. Oil on canvas, 116 x 81

Wilhelm Sasnal "Untitled/Black districts in Chicago". 2005. Oil on canvas, 150 x150 cm

May 12, 2008

Ooops... I turned left by accident

Whielki Krasnal "Ooops... I turned left by accident"

Wilhelm Sasnal - the circus monkey?

Dear Sirs, Attention! Attention! Attention!

The Hero on the leash!
That's unbelievable! One of the most promising artists of the world, a great painter and draftsman, the pride of the Polish nation!, ruthlessly has been put into circus monkey position and illegally is being held on the chain of the capitalistic machine!

Who let Wihelm Sasnal to be accused of "adding on purpose an intelectualaureole to his own career, mainly to increase his attraction on the artmarket"? Who is responsible for that?We are searching for the culprit! While painting "Untitled (group of monkeys with white margin)" Sasnal even didn't suppose one day he could be put into an animal skin; to enter the role of the star manipulated from behind the scenes. We know he doesn't like it. Although he is getting applause, somebody else is pulling the strings...

Willy! We are with you! We are going to fight for your freedom!

Whielki Krasnal "My name is Sasnal". 2008. Oil on canvas, 117 x 81