Sonntag, 6. Dezember 2009

Welcome to the Henryk Berlewi Archive

Image: Photograph by Edward Hartwig showing Henryk Berlewi and his works accompanied by Models in Hotel Europe, Warsaw, 1960s. Copyright and Courtesy Gaiser & Cie. .

The Henryk Berlewi Archive is actively collecting documents and information on Henryk Berlewi (1894-1967).

If you are interested in Henryk Berlewi or if want to contribute to the Catalogue Raisonné Project please contact us directly at

We are also interested in the "Impact of Henryk Berlewi".

If you or your organization own or has own works or documents by and about Henryk Berlewi we would highly appreciate if you could provide us with detailed information about this/these works. Whereas, we guarantee discretion.

We thank you in advance for your support. Any kind of input is welcome. If you need support please contact us at

If you are a scholar and interested in working with Archive material please send us your request. Only requests including full name and address will be considered.



Dipl.-Volkswirt Sebastian Gaiser
Editor of the Catalogue Raisonné Henryk Berlewi Archive

Dr. phil. Johanna Dahm, M.A., Cologne

Mirjam Rosenstein, lic. oec. HSG, Berlin and Zurich

Prof. Dr. Seth Wolitz, Gale Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Texas Austin

Henrky Berlewi Archive starts planning for an exhibition in 2011

Frankfurt. Henryk Berlewi Archive based in Frankfurt Germany has started to prepare an exhibition and publication on Henryk Berlewi which is planned for 2011/2012.
The Archive is interested to exhibit and publish works and documents from its inventory, in addition the Archive plans to contact selected collectors and museums to contribute to the exhibition and the monograph. An important part will be focused on the impact the Polish artist Henryk Berlewi has had on designers and artists in Europe, the US and Japan.
The Archive welcomes input from scholars and researchers at any time.

Works by Henryk Berlewi in the Tate

Works by Henryk Berlewi will be on display at the Tate Modern exhibition "Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World". (4 February – 16 May 2010).

Henryk Berlewi. Kontrasty Mekanofakturowe. 1924, Gouache, 83 x 109 cm.

Please review its provenance at the TATE Website.

The work was previously auctioned at the Cologne-based auction house Lempertz which lists the work as one of their highlights.

Bang! When Barney Bubbles brought Berlewi to Generation X

Paul Gorman, author of "Reasons to be cheerful", discovers in his Blog the impact Henryk Berlewi has had on british graphic artitst Barney Bubbles.

One of the key works (left) by Barney Bubbles is the 7″ 1977 sleeve for Your Generation/Day By Day, the debut single by British punk band Generation X, the work on the right is by Henryk Berlewi: Mécano-Facture (Mechano-Faktur), 1924 – 61. The version of 1961 is in the collection of Marli Hoppe-Ritter.