Dec 2, 2008
The Krasnals confuse Polish art market – the record on the charity auction!
Despite the big concurrence at the charity auction ‘Wielkie Serce’ on 22nd of November, which offered established names like Magdalena Abakanowicz, Edward Dwurnik, Jerzy Nowosielski, Marcin Maciejowski, Jadwiga Sawicka; the most expensively sold painting was created by Whielki Krasnal “300 miles to Heaven", it was bid on 31 000 PLN (about 7800 EUR).
Polish art world still can’t believe that fresh debutants (we run our activity from April 2008) with no exhibition in their CV, could gain such a success and become so present in peoples art consciousness, although all the critics tried not make any noise about them.
‘Who is the artist hidden by the name ‘Whielki Krasnal’’ – asked the participants of the auction. Some of them suspected it could be Wilhelm Sasnal, but organizers didn’t confirm that.
The hot controversy is fresh on the main Polish art blogs:
The art critic Jakub Banasiak quickly writes the article where he tries to prove that The Krasnals are no valuable artists using only vulgarism and invectives:
Iza Kowalczyk answers with a long text on her blog “Krasnals, Krytykant and the crisis of Left:
About the looser Whielki Krasnal:
and about ‘Big Success’ on Arteon by Piotr Bernatowicz: