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Lost in the Shuffle
The DAP Gallery, 11a Mazowiecka St., opened July 17 an exhibition featuring the work of the outstanding Polish sculptor, Józef Gosławski, organized to mark the 40th anniversary of the artist's premature death.

Gosławski was a prolific and talented artist. His works are clearly inspired by cubism and the Italian Renaissance. Throughout his life, Gosławski was focused on the subject of humanity. Unfortunately, not much has been preserved from the wide range of works by this sculptor and medal-maker. Nearly all his pre-war works are only known from photographs and sketches. Most of his sculptures from that period have been destroyed, and those created over his stay in Italy were lost during transport to Poland in July 1939. Still, the exhibition organizers have managed to gather many valuable items, most of which come from the collection of the artist's daughter. These include small models of large monuments, portrait and caricature sculptures, small medals, sketches, drawings, designs of stained glass windows, and unique Christmas tree decorations. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue on a CD-ROM (zl.10). It runs through Aug. 21.