Edward HARTWIG (1909 Moskwa - 2003 Warszawa)

From the Protective Zones series

gelatin silver print, 44.8 x 34.5 cm,
signed on the front, artist’s stamp and annotation: "z wystawy »Strefy ochronne«" on the reverse

In the 1980s, Hartwig was the honorary chairman of the artistic board of Mała Galeria ZPAF-CCA. In 1983, he organised his first exhibition there under the meaningful title Protective Zones, which was an allusion to the planned closure of the gallery for hosting a controversial programme, which Hartwig wanted to prevent. The exhibition featured this photograph, which shows a sculpture from the Łazienki Royal Gardens in Warsaw.
Protective Zones exhibitions: Mała Galeria ZPAF-CCA, Warsaw (1983); Thrackery Soil Gallery, San Francisco, USA (1983).

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