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Grzegorz Kowalski, Calendar II, ca. 1970, collage, graphite pencil, ballpoint pen, india ink, tempera, and tape on paper and plastic sheet, 22 1/4 x 15".

Grzegorz Kowalski

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Grzegorz Kowalski, Calendar II, ca. 1970, collage, graphite pencil, ballpoint pen, india ink, tempera, and tape on paper and plastic sheet, 22 1/4 x 15".

Klisze amerykańskie” (American Stills) was a selection of works by the Polish artist Grzegorz Kowalski, most conceived during his stay in the United States for the academic year 1970–71, when he was a recipient of a scholarship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During this relatively short period of time, Kowalski accumulated an impressive quantity of press cuttings, books, and vinyl records (his eclectic collection of the last included such classics of the era as the sound track from the musical Hair). A selection of these materials, which reflect the social moods and protest movements in the States and Europe in 1968 and its aftermath, was presented in a display case, where it offered points of reference for the works on view: photographs, silk-screen prints, collages, drawings, and one painting.

The “American Stills” series, 1971/ 2013, was arranged on one

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