Saturday, November 15, 2008

Szukalski


The greatest sculptor you never heard of - or maybe you have. He said Picasso was a bum but that doesn't make him less lovable. He lived in Santa Monica until passing away several years ago. Most of his original work was destroyed by commies in his native Poland. How do you describe a style beyond description? Arrogant, self-absorbed, and brilliant, he was the proto-typical artist.

10 comments:

Weirdo said...

Astounding sculptures. It's too bad the people never recognize talent like this during the artist's life, all the while praising and loving two-bit schmucks who have no talent at all.

Jim Smith said...

Well said weirdo. They were going to make a documentary about him with Leo Dicaprio as a producer last time I heard.

oppo said...

The Problem with today's high art world is that critics don't even have any half-decent two-bit schmucks to praise!

jack raffin said...

holy holy crap, no, never heard of this guy. but thanks a whole bunch for putting this up. awesome!!

Vincent Waller said...

Love me some Szukalski!

Rudy Tenebre said...

Surely these are merely the Sunday sculptures of any of your Stan Winston studio hacks!

kris.w said...

immaculate!

Jim Smith said...

Rudy, surely you doth jest? Stan and them are pretty good too. The Queen Alien was awesome.

Hryma said...

I think the first time I heard of this guy was on a commentary on one of the Ren & Stimpy DVD's.
I'm not going to go look for it, but am I right? I remember hearing "Great Polish sculptor..."
'Polish' always jumps out at me because of my Polish background and the fact 'sculptor' was thrown in there too is just a bonus!
Hopefully I'm related somewhere and could be as good as Szukalski one day.

HemlockMan said...

I used to know a couple of comic book artists who were Nazi sympathizers. They adored that guy (Szukalski). Absolutely adored him. One of these scumbags actually went to meet him, raving about the guy after--telling me all about the deluge cultures, etc. etc.