On 25 February, at 6.00 pm you are invited to a meeting with Magdalena Grzebałkowska, the author of Beksińscy. Portret podwójny at Czuły Barbarzyńca (11 Powiśle Street, Krakow). The meeting with the author will be moderated by Łukasz Wojtusik.
Zdzisław Beksiński never spanked his son.
Zdzisław Beksiński never hugged his son.
Beksińscy. Portret podwójny is a book about love – looking for love and not knowing how to express it. It is also about loneliness – so great that it becomes a wall through which no one can break. About the situation in which we sometimes want something very much but we fail to achieve this. About life which sometimes looks like death and death which looks like life.
It isn’t a book about a renowned and fashionable artist who painted rather bizarre and scary pictures. It is not a book about his son with a dark soul, who was fascinated with death for so long that his suicidal attempts finally succeeded. Neither is it a book about obsession, compulsion, phobia and artistic frenzy nor about career, money, exhibitions and critics. It is not about some strange emotional relationships, fascination with music, film and new technologies or even about people who used to write a lot of letters.