Ever discovered you own a painting hidden away in storage or some attic? It's all dusty and you're left scratching your head.
Who is my painting by?
Well, it may well be a Marek Zulawski painting. Or maybe a Marek drawing, a Marek print - it could even be one of his ultra rare sculptures.
Marek created hundreds, thousands of artworks, and nobody knows where all of them are - he did a poor job of keeping track to whom he sold and gave his work.
The University Museum in Torun has given itself the daunting task of trying to figure this out - they're compiling a full-colour book with photos of everything they can find, due to be published in 2015, for the 30th anniversary of his death.
There will be a book on the life and work of Marek Zulawski which I, Slawomir Majoch, am preparing. There will be a catalogue with his complete works and biography, or 'catalogue resumé'. The largest collections can be found in Torun and Zakopane. We are asking for anybody who owns Marek artwork, or thinks they may do, to contact us.
- Slawomir Majoch, Curator at the University Museum in Torun
Maybe you can help them. If you have a piece of art you suspect may be by Marek Zulawski, take a photo of it and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it turns out it really is his, then they'll want to feature it in their book and give you a name credit too.
One of the main giveaways of a Marek Zulawski artwork is his signature - his first name, written just how you can see in the header of this website. If you see 'Marek' in the bottom right of a painting, then you may well have a genuine Marek Zulawski piece of art in your hands. (See more examples of Marek's signature over the years)
So, what are you waiting for? If you want to be part of art history, email email@example.com today.