Wieliczka. May 1994 (The artist before his patron X 11/8)

Craigie Horsfield


Photography, 71 x 88 cm.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK6178_M140).

Wieliczka, May 1994 (The Artist Before His Patron XII/8) depicts a small figurine sculpted from coarse salt. Horsfield found this image in the village referred to in the title, nearby the city of Cracow where he himself lived for a number of years; Wieliczka is home to a salt mine of great historic importance (one of the oldest in the world). Horsfield portrait of the kneeling sculpture inevitably memorializes the archaic, premodern artisanal economy of Silesia.

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