Dec 17, 2009

Success at the auction and opening of the exhibition of The Krasnals

Warsaw, 16th December, SKWER Art Center

We know that some of you wanted to meet us at the opening, chat, contact, etc. Our team at this time, however, was far away, and during our event we were replaced by about 30 temporary DWARVES in black. A lot of people came, around 300, the dwarves were signing autographs and conducted various talks about art, even before the TV cameras. Using this occasion we want to thank all the Dwarves being present at the opening, we hope that you were playing well and you had a cool event and funny evening.

Success, especially for children from Helenów, was also the charity auction of our three paintings that were sold during the vernissage.
Here are the results:
"Play with me ..." - 9.500 zł (Krasnal Hałabała 2 "Would you play with me? / Kaczynski, Tusk / from the cycle Great Poles and carefree childhood. 2009. Acrylic, charcoal on canvas. 60 x 90 cm)
"Linnaeus' - 4.500 zł (The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Linnaeus / from the Animal Planet series". 2009. Oil on canvas. 33 x 40 cm)
"Michael Jackson" - 14.500 zł (The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Michael Jackson - Love Is Here ". 2009. Acrylic, mixed media on canvas. 270 x 120 cm)

Total 28.500, plus 331 zł the-box.

In conclusion, our charity year, starting with "300 Miles to Heaven" painting in the end of 2008, ended successfully - we gathered exactly 111081zł already! It's about 28 000 EUR!

The exhibition lasts till 30 December 2009
opening hours - 12:00 - 18:00
address: SKWER - Filia Centrum Artystycznego Fabryka Trzciny
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 60A, WARSAW

Here are the pictures from the opening, the video and presentation of paintings will soon appear on the blog.

KSW 12 Pudzianowski vs. Najman 11.12.2009

Pudzianowski vs. Najman
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Dawaj na ring! Zaraz cię zniszczę! Bu! Bu! Bu! Bu! / KSW 12 Pudzianowski vs. Najman 11.12.2009 / z cyklu Whielcy Polacy". 2009. Olej na płycie. 40 x 40 cm

Pudzianowski vs. Najman
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Dawaj na ring! Zaraz cię zniszczę! Bu! Bu! Bu! Bu! / KSW 12 Pudzianowski vs. Najman 11.12.2009 / z cyklu Whielcy Polacy / cz. II". 2009. Oil on hardboard. 50 x 50 cm


The Krasnals. Krasnal Bansky "...Now Polish girls prefer Polish guys / Mariusz Pudzianowski / Whielcy Polacy". 2009. Akryl na płycie. 55 x 46 cm

Krasnal Hałabała "Polish girls prefer French guys / Jean Reno / Whielcy Polacy". 2008. Akryl, olej na płótnie. 45 x 55 cm

Dec 10, 2009


Invitation for The Krasnals exhibition in Warsaw on 16 Dec. at 7pm.
address: SKWER - Filia Centrum Artystycznego Fabryka Trzciny
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 60A

Dec 4, 2009

First exhibition of The Krasnals in Poland

Vernissage - December 16, at 6 pm
and Auction for the Center of Rehabilitation, Education and Welfare Society of Friends of Children "Helenów in Warsaw - Międzylesie (

Skwer - a branch of
Fabryka Trzciny Art Center
address: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 60a, Warsaw
Preview text: # gora

The Krasnals - Last Supper. Brothers in Arms 2009
2009.12.16-30 - time 12:00 - 18:00

We are pleased to invite all of you to a party with The Krasnals, at December 16th. That day will be an official meeting of dwarves, where you can meet members of our family living in the remotest corners of the globe, and establish direct contact with them.
Christmas time for us is always the really busy, because we help Santa Claus (We did his portrait, do you recognize who is it?). During the vernissage we want to raise funds for children for the center "Helenów" - from the auction that will be held at the opening.

And the show that we prepared - series of paintings "Last Supper / Brothers In Arms 2009" primarily refers to the idea of the annual rankings, describing reality of the last preceding period. 13 canvases measuring 270 x 120 cm is the kind of The Dwarves' ranking of the personalities that we think are important for the year 2009.
An interesting fact is that these are our paintings from the exhibition in Lille, in France from the festival EUROPE XXL. We painted for that exposition people who were important to us as local heroes from Poland, and now they have been superseded by other personalities, and - unfortunately repainted
. Underlying concept of this cycle is also the idea of cyclicality and transformation. In subsequent years there will will be exchanged one image to another, as a result of sales or lower popularity. As it happens in a typical turbo-capitalism.

Thus, for 2009 we chose Michael Jackson, Polanski
with a girl of Banksy, Wladimir Putin as Russkij Soldat, Madonna, Nazi Uklanski, Kaczynski with birthday greetings to Barbie, also Angelina Jolie - the first on the list of celebrities in 2009 mainly due to charitable work - in the role of Lara Croft on the Cross by Gilbert & George from their 2009 exhibition "The Church of England". Italian production is a bust with the Berlusconi and Ciciolina by Jeff Koons at the background of pussies by Gomulicki. There is a self-portrait of Disabled Whielki Dwarf as Santa Claus.
Barack Obama in Las Vegas - Current president of America is probably the biggest star and the most controversial media personality of this year - Nobel laureate who sends soldiers to war. He promotes America through the prism of entertainment straight from Las Vegas and through the to no one known area 51. Atomic bombs discreetly decorate his face, and above all, dominatas green U.S. dollar.
Bernard Madoff recently caused a lot of confusion, it identified with the favorite this year, the word "crisis". But laughing sarcasticaly he says: "I'm not the only one".
And Brad Pitt as the Inglorious Basterd of Tarantino.

Below you can see now a few fragments of the paintings, the rest will be in real soon. And after the exhibition - full documentation.

And - we will show on 16th our new movie - "La Grande Bouffe" in four chapters:
Charter 1 – „Macedonian night In Ohrid”
Chapter 2 – “Heaven”
Chapter 3 – “Revenge”
Chapter 4 – “Big watermelon”
Photos come from our recordings in the Balkans. The film referes to the extreme aspects of consumption - especially actual during Christmas. It is funny, hilarious, exotic, very touching and disgusting.

A few small fragments of the paintings: