Nov 29, 2009
We have just received the info from one of our fans from London, that our painting is hanging in Tate! And it's the part of Uklanski's installation. Otherwise we wouldn't be informed about it and wouldn't have any idea about it.
It turns out that the first picture of The Krasnals, in mid 2008, was bought by Piotr Uklański.
It was sold more than a year ago and now it emerged that he had bought it and decorated with it his exposure in the Pop Life exhibition at the Tate!
We wonder, however, whether he placed any description that it is our painting? Last times similar cases (as controversy over the painting "Paris Bar" Martin Kippenberger) are increasingly emerging in contemporary art, uncertainties related to the question who is the author of the work. Our story in short looks like that: about a year ago we sold a portrait signed by Whielki Krasnal "Poland - White-Red, Ole! / Piotr Uklański" to a person called Pearl. The image is signed at the back, and the purchaser received a certificate of authenticity. In the era of the art factories to sign your name on the work done by other people is normal practice, but our image was not painted on commission, or sold with the agreement of disclaiming the copyright. So its authorship is clear.
Basically, apart from these concerns, if it's true, we have another interesting fact in our CV. We participate in the Pop Life exhibition at Tate Modern along with Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Richard Prince, Pruit Early, Andrea Fraser, Maurizzio Catellan, Reena Spaulings, YBA, and others.
Welcome till the January 17 - it's one of seldom occasions to see our painting in real, not only virtualy.
Art in a Material World
Tate Modern 1 October 2009 - 17 January 2010
Whielki Krasnal "Polska - White-Red, Ole! / Piotr Uklański / from the series Great Poles". 2008. Oil on canvas. 50 x 70 cm