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Raphael Olbinski, A TASTE OF DARK OPTIMISM, 1998

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Estimations: 27 560 - 36 747 EUR
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73.5 x 105.5cm - oil, acrylic, canvas signed p.d.: Olbiński

Image reproduced, described and exhibited:

- Olbinski, Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin 6 May - 3 June 2001, p. 8, color ill,

- Olbinski. Nudes/Nudes, published by Bosz art, Olszanica 2020, p. 9, color il.

Olbinski's world is a land of poetic surrealism, and - as with his fellow artists Magritte and Dali - the feast for the eyes he serves up is steeped in extraordinary irony and humor.

Stacy Keach [in Olbinski: Nudes/Nudes, published by Bosz art, Olszanica 2020].

♣ a fee will be added to the auctioned price, in addition to other costs, based on the right of the artist and his heirs to receive remuneration in accordance with the Law of February 4, 1994 - on Copyright and Related Rights (droit de suite)

Rafal Olbinski (Kielce 1945, lives in Warsaw) - studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology, where he received his diploma in 1969. Since his student years he has been involved in applied graphics and posters. He participated in many Polish and international exhibitions related to graphics and posters. He was the author of the graphic design of the magazine "Jazz Forum". In 1981, he left Poland and settled in New York where he cantinated poster art and also took up painting, press drawing and illustration. He debuted in 1981 with a cover for Psychology Today magazine. He has been published in magazines such as Newsweek, Time, Business Week, The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, New Yorker and Omni. Since 1985, he has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has also designed posters for the New York City Opera for many years. In 1994 he was awarded the Paris Prize for the Most Memorable Poster of the Year (International Oscar for the World's Most Memorable Poster "Prix Savignac 1994"), in 1995 he won the "New York - Capital of the World" poster competition. He is represented in collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Library of Congress Print Collection in Washington, D.C., the Wilanów Poster Museum and many other public and private collections around the world. He has been frequently visiting and exhibiting in Poland since the 1990s, and currently lives in Warsaw. His works are characterized by a specific type of imagery, which has earned him a reputation as a surrealist. Thanks to the surprising juxtapositions of picture elements, the combination of different plans and unusual scaling, as well as the narrative always present in Olbinski's works, his works enjoy unflagging interest and popularity.
Imaginative Art Auction
22 February 2024 CET/Warsaw
Start price
20 670 EUR
27 560 - 36 747 EUR
Hammer price
30 316 EUR
Hammer price without Byuer's Premium
25 264 EUR
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