STRUGGLE: THE ART OF SZUKALSKI

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by Stanisław Szukalski, Eva Kirsch (Editor), Donat Kirsch (Editor), George Di Caprio (Foreword)

Szukalski is now the subject of the critically acclaimed 2018 documentary Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski directed by Irek Dobrowolski and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Foreword by Leonardo and George DiCaprio.

The range of Szukalski's achievements in sculpting, drawing, painting, theorizing, and writing is finally reckoned with in Struggle, the title of both this book and the first major retrospective of his art scheduled for early 2001. The book includes over 100 color and black-and-white photos and illustrations; an essay by Eva Kirsch and Donat Kirsch placing the artist's work in historical and aesthetic context; who knew him; and the artist's commentary on selected works.

Stanisław Szukalski was a Polish sculptor and painter who became a part of the Chicago Renaissance. In 1930s Poland he enjoyed fame as a nationalist sculptor. He also developed the pseudoscientific-historical theory of Zermatism, positing that all human culture was derived from post-deluge Easter Island and that humankind was locked in an eternal struggle with the Sons of Yeti ("Yetinsyny"), the offspring of Yeti and humans.