Joanna Harkov-Pruzansky harbored a deep interest in the unknown artists of our time. She would scour thrift shops and flea markets looking for discarded artwork; work whose makers aren’t welcomed into the chummy art establishment where money matters more than anything else.
She wondered why these works weren’t considered valuable – who decides the value of art anyway? – and made this the theme of a passion-driven research in the last decade of her life. Schatjes is proud to present a number of works from the Joanna Harkov collection. ‘For What It’s Worth’ tells the stories behind the works, about the people that made them. Stories which, through a dedicated pursuit of the artists, Ms. Harkov was able to piece together.
Others about this exhibition and the Schatjes Gallery:
“For What It’s Worth is a beautiful ode to the outsiders of the art world.”
— Rosanne Schipper, Tubelight
“[These] two gallery owners are less mediocre than they would have liked.”
— Lieneke Hulshof, Mr. Motley