•  Łódź Kaliska, The Bull Man (Freiheit? Nein! Danke.), 1989

    photo by Monument Service

This work of art passed to the Museum by Dr Djajadisastra, enriches our collection of exhibits created in the 1980s. Between 1982 and roughly 1988, the Łódź Kaliska group of artists was part of the Chip-in Culture formation. Its creative life was mainly settled in the independent galleries of Łódź, among which Łódź Kaliska Attic prevailed. The Bull Man used as its groundwork an iconic photograph of the group, Freiheit? Nein! Danke. (Freedom? Thanks, no!) showing one of the group’s actions of creating “living pictures” based on famous masterpieces. This particular picture was inspired by a painting by Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People. The staging was also being filmed and people collectively changed and added new content to a huge enlargement of the photograph. The Bull Man is the effect of this collaborative work.

Year: 1989
Medium: black-and-white photography on canvas, mixed
Format: cm

Acquisition: deposit
Ownership form: deposit
Source: Osman Djajadisastr
Index: MSN: 413-26/2012
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