Murderer of Zdzislaw Beksinski convicted
The Appellate Court has upheld a decision of the Warsaw Regional Court sentencing Robert K. to 25 years in prison for the murder of Zdzislaw Beksinski.
Another man, Lukasz K., who was accused of complicity in the crime, will be given a new trial in the Regional Court, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported late last week.
Beksinski, a Polish surrealist painter known for his images of death, was found stabbed to death in his Warsaw apartment in February 2005.
Robert K., a 19-year-old secondary-school pupil at the time, and his 16-year-old cousin Lukasz K., were arrested shortly after the crime. Robert K., son of a longtime friend and aide of Beksinski, confessed while in custody to killing the painter.
The two boys had gone to Beksinski?s house to borrow money from him. Beksinski refused the loan and tried to call Robert K.?s father to tell him about the incident. The next day, February 22, 2005, the 75-year-old painter was found dead in his apartment, stabbed repeatedly in the head and chest.
On November 9, 2006, the Court of Warsaw condemned Robert K. to 25 years in prison, and his accomplice, Lukasz K. to 5 years.
The Appellate Court upheld the lower court?s judgement in Robert K.?s trial, but was not convinced of Lukasz K.?s guilt. His case will be retried at the Warsaw Regional Court.
The counsel for the defense Elzbieta Orzanska noted that Lukasz K. had no preconception of the murder, so he cannot be convicted for any participation in the crime.
?The lack of proof that he helped with the murder was also mentioned by the prosecuting attorney. The boy only covered up the trail,? she added.
However, the prosecution stated that they had written text messages to each other that proved that Lukasz K. knew in what kind of activities he was taking part.
Born in 1929, Beksinski was one of the most popular 20th Century Polish artists, the creator of numerous surrealist and expressionist works.
?He created a language, a climate of horror and secrecy in his paintings. He engaged people?s imagination, and it was very convincing,? said curator of modern art at Warsaw?s National Museum, Katarzyna Nowakowska-Sito according to Reuters.
Beksinski became famous around Europe and Japan for his nightmarish paintings of cemeteries, apocalyptic images and skeletons or monstrosities.
His pictures are often compared to the work of Austrian Ernst Fuchs, founder of a school of artistry known as fantastic-realism. Beksinski was often compared to Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger (creator of the terrifying lifeforms and their otherworldly environment in the film classic, ?Alien?).
?Beksinski won our imagination and the hearts of everyone — the public and the critics,? Zacheta Gallery director Agnieszka Morawinska told PAP.
9 thoughts on “Murderer of Zdzislaw Beksinski convicted”
I have just stumbled across his artwork. It is truly amazing, I was entranced the moment I saw it.
i really appreciate work of this genius bringing such amazing art to world.
I cannot believe how someone did kill him for small money.
Those two fools,murderer and his idiotic cousin (they must have some low genes,bad inbreeding or incest – resulting so demented scum person) taken chance to humans to see more masterpieces from Mr.Beksinski.
I just hope they will suffer enough and pay for what they did.
they and their whole family lifes are so little worth compared to this amazing painter.
You do realize that the murderer was Beksinski’s best friends son right? He did have direct association’s with the killer and the killers father. I mean your comment is really low-brow in that regard.
what matters is at least he has the sense to hate these fools and i have no idea why they werent given life in prison. 25 years is nothing. SHows we pretty much congratulate our criminals and are happy to be gentle on them and their family. These 2 boys are degenerate scum and their parents did not do the right thing in disciplining them. Ruthless discipline would have stopped them from being so irresponsible.
I pray your legacy lives on.
Murdered by Millennials.
Beksinski’s art has had a profound impact on me, I wish I could have met him before his tragic murder. Hopefully (other than guillermo del toro) his work inspires many to pursue their dreams and express themselves in ways they may not have otherwise
Sorealist artist Zdislaw Bekniski survived the horrors of WW2, afterward commiting his life to paint about it, but only to end his life to the wrath of a pitiful stabbe – how Ironic can it get ?
Even after all these years I can’t help feeling, what a waste. What a senseless crime, and for what? My hope is that they found a measure of justice in their prison confinement.