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Piotr Piotrowski

The Avant-garde Institutionalised? The 1932 City of Łódź Art Prize Awarded to Władysław Strzemiński

Władysław Strzemiński was one of the main figures of the avant-garde Constructivist group Praesens. The study focuses on its activities around 1930, which culminated in the award of the first artistic prize of the city of Łódź to Strzemiński, amidst heated debate. Although he might have understood this gesture as public recognition of his avant-garde projects, after the communists came to power in Poland, he was dismissed from the Academy of Fine Arts and died, completely forgotten, in 1952.

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