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Edward Krasinski’s Studio

WHEN POLISH ARTIST Edward Krasinski died in 2004 at the age of seventy-nine, his practice was only beginning to receive the international acclaim it deserves within the canon of postwar Conceptual art. Next month this legacy receives further confirmation when his apartment and work-studio, now maintained by the Foksal Gallery Foundation, opens to the public. Located in a Communist-era apartment block at Aleja Solidarnozsci 64 (64 Solidarity Avenue) in downtown Warsaw, the radically reinvented space showcases Krasinski’s steady wit and wry subtlety, even as it is now suffused with a sense of absence and loss.

The artist moved here in 1970, sharing the space with Henryk Stazewski, the celebrated painter and writer who cofounded the Foksal Gallery. The apartment served as a salon for artists and intellectuals, a tradition the foundation hopes to continue with the construction of a new glass

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