Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885–1939): Drawings from the 1930s
Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885–1939): Drawings from the 1930s, February 7 – April 22, 2006 at Ubu Gallery in New York, NY. "...an exhibition of over sixty rare works by the Polish painter, photographer, writer and theorist. Witkiewicz, also known as Witkacy, was a central figure among the Polish intellectual elite and is considered to be one of the most creative and acute minds of interwar Europe. In all aspects of his life’s work, he championed the individual creative spirit and defended it against the mechanized world, which he believed was alienating humanity from the true structure of the universe, in his terms the 'mystery of existence.' His metaphysical philosophies about the human condition are expressed with immediacy in his drawings of grotesque, half-human creatures in phantasmagoric landscapes."