Polish artist Natalia LL is dead. We will remember her “scandalous” photos

The famous Polish artist Natalia LL died at the age of 85. Natalia Lach-Lachowicz. A friend of the artist informed about the death of Natalia LL. She passed away on August 12.

This morning, Mateusz Kozieradzki, president of the ZW Foundation, informed about the death of Natalia LL. The artist. He posted a farewell post on Facebook. The information also appeared on the official profile of Natalia Lach-Lachowicz on Instagram.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, Natalia LL passed away this morning. She was and will always remain one of my closest people. We not only worked together, but also made friends. She will inform you about the date and time of the funeral soon” – he wrote.

Natalia Lach-Lachowicz was born on April 18, 1937 in Zabłocie near Żywiec. She dealt mainly with graphics, painting, and from the 1970s also performance, video installations, experimental film, photography and sculpture.

She studied at the State Higher School of Fine Arts (now the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław). In the 1970s she was active in the Permafo group. She was one of the most important creators of feminist art in Poland and in the world.

She drew inspiration from the areas of popular culture, mass media and even pornography. While creating, she made use of her personal experiences as an artist and a woman. She focused on creating her own image.

Natalia LL’s art can be described as a combination of conceptualism, body-art and photo-art. The work “Consumer Art” from 1972 entered the canon of Polish art. In the photos and videos, the woman evocatively eats, among others bananas, sausages, ice cream. The unique and ahead of its time photographs inspired many creators of contemporary art and were subjected to numerous artistic analyzes.

Until recently, it became famous again thanks to the National Museum in Warsaw. In 2019, installations by Natalia LL and Katarzyna Kozyra were removed in the museum, which were considered “scandalous”. This resulted in manifestations of eating bananas in public. A lot of people showed up at the event in front of the Contemporary Museum in Wrocław, and the works returned to their place.

In May 2007, the artist was awarded the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis. In 2013, she received the Katarzyna Kobro. She was honored in 2018 with the Rosa Schapire Art Prize.

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