Bator Tabor Foundation Poland Contemporary Art Auction
In October 2013, inspired by the Hungarian event, we organized the first Polish edition of the Bator Tabor Auction in Warsaw. Its level and profile were based on the annual auction in Budapest. Our goal was to collect the funds needed to send 70 children from Poland to the Bator Tabor summer camp.The cost of one child’s participation, regardless of the work done by 70 volunteers, is over 2500 €, amounting to almost 200 000 € per year.
The second Bator Tabor Foundation Modern Art Auction was held on October 22nd, 2014 in the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art. 49 works of art offered by the most talented Polish artists were sold during this exceptional evening.
In 2015, the 3rd Bator Tabor Foundation Modern Art Auction once again graced the hall of Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. The works presented in October were chosen exclusively for this occasion by a jury gathering the most renowned local experts. The auction was led by DESA Unicum, with a special appearance by Mr. Simon de Pury.
The 4th Bator Tabor Foundation Modern Art Auction proved to be a great success. We presented 60 works of art and the auction was led by Mr. Juliusz Windorbski and Mr. Simon de Pury. We were honored to host a special guest, Mr. Gregor Muir (Director of Collection, International Art, Tate), who gave a speech expressing his very high opinion of the presented works.
On October 18th, 2017 the Bator Tabor Foundation Poland organized the Modern Art Auction for the fifth time. 60 works by the best modern artists from Poland and abroad were presented for the auction, which was once again led by Mr. Juliusz Windborski and Mr. Simon de Pury. The wonderful evening were hosted by Ms. Magda Mołek. The guest listened to some very warm words about the Bator Tabor Foundation’s activities expressed by Mr. Igor Ostrowski, the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts board member. The memorable atmosphere of the evening was reinforced by our special guests: Mr. Aleksander Dębicz, who played the red Steinway piano and a special singing trio of participants from our camp – Marysia, Gabi and Wiktor.