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Crazy Horse

Poland 1997 reż. Ryszard Bugajski 30 min

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12:30 PM


Sala Wystaw Czasowych ECS

  • Director: Ryszard Bugajski

An amazing story of Korczak Ziółkowski, a self-taught sculptor, a descendant of Polish emigrants. In 1939, he received the Grand Prix award at the World Exhibition for his marble bust of Ignacy Paderewski. The success drew the attention of the Dakota Indians’ chiefs to him. The asked Korczak if he would sculpt the horseback figure of the legendary Crazy Horse, who participated in the victorious battle of Little Big Horn, in the rocks of Black Hills. The sculptor did torturous work in the wild for 35 years. He died from a heart attack in 1982. His wife and seven children continued his project.

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