Boleslaw Cybis Paintings, Part Two

Boleslaw Cybis Paintings, Part Two

A number of original paintings have come to light after I wrote my Paintings, Part One post, so it makes sense to review these new finds here. All of them appeared as auction lot offerings at DESA Unicum, Warsaw, in 2020 and/or 2021; the photographs, titles and dimensions cited are from those listings. Some items [...]

Another Cybis Nativity Series in the 1950s?

Another Cybis Nativity Series in the 1950s?

Isn’t it odd how one mystery can lead to another, entirely different, one? Such was the case with a puzzling single piece of Cybis that surfaced some months ago.  It was among a private collection being liquidated by the family of an enthusiastic collector who also knew the studio owners personally from the 1950s onward. [...]

Cybis ‘First Flight’, Times Four (and a half)

Cybis ‘First Flight’, Times Four (and a half)

One of the fascinating aspects of chronicling Cybis Porcelain sculptures is how often a piece that appears simple and straightforward can turn out to have a complicated ‘life story.’ Take, for example, the one known to most collectors as First Flight. There are four known versions of this design – if versions is indeed the [...]