This year we had the privilege to stand at the 17th edition of Warsaw Art Fair, which took place inside Kubicki Arcades of the Polish Royal Castle in Warsaw 11th-13th October. Commonly known as a prestigious art show, it was named as the most important art event in Poland by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. We found this year’s fair to be a very positive surprise, as it truly turned out to be our debiute stand. The historical interior of the Royal Castle’s Kubicki Arcade was a perfect location to host the Polish Art within its walls.
Although the show is predominantly Modern Art, there also was a significant range of Fine Art galleries. It was our vision to surprise the audience with something fresh, and to give them a deep insight into the Polish history. Our stand included a selection of Polish Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, as well as historical artifacts from the 18th-20th century.
Featured items on our stand included:
– an oil painting “Episode after the Battle of Berezina 1812“ attributed to the iconic Polish artist Józef Simmler 1823-1868;
– a Virtuti Militari Cross of 4th class in gold, made by Pawel Sienicki in Warsaw during the 1830-1831 November Uprising against the Imperial Russian Empire;
a uniform set of Count Jerzy Wilski, 2nd Lieutenant of the 11th Horse Artillery Squadron from the 1939 Polish Campaign.
A number of other items, including pre-WW2 banners of Polish Scouts from France, and a Polish Femenist Organisation.
The three day fair started with an official opening on Friday 11th October and finished on Sunday 13th October. The highlight of the event took płace on the Saturday 12th October, as a distinction from the Warsaw Art Fair committee led by Andrzej Pągowski was awarded.
We are honoured to announce that the distinction for the best Fine Art stand on the Warsaw Antique Fair 2019 was awarded to Sarmatia Antiques. This was a great surprise and a sign of appreciation of our hard work. We were amazed by the level of interest in our exhibition among people of all ages. Over the three days we were absolutely exhausted, but also filled with positive energy and motivation to persist in our efforts to search and offer Polish Historical Objects.
We look forward to returning to the next edition of Warsaw Art Fair in 2020. Many thanks to all our customers for joining us last month in the Polish capital on this groundbreaking day.
Sarmatia Antiques Team