Unexpected new entrant to UBB’s UN/NOTED exhibition



On May 11th the eighth edition of the UN/NOTED exhibition was officially opened, featuring 47 paintings and graphic pieces from UBB Collection’s Gold Fund. It was for the first time, however, that a new, 48th canvass from the Bank’s special selection was showcased at Veliko Tarnovo’s Rafael Mihaylov Exhibition Halls: yet another landscape by the Tarnovo-born artist Ivanichka Paneva.

The third canvass, unexposed so far, is entitled Panorama I and is a predecessor of Paneva’s Panorama II painting, already featured in previous exhibitions. The canvass turned out to have been “hidden away” for decades on end in the manager’s office at one of the UBB branches in Sofia. The painting had been a special present on the occasion of the branch’s opening in the last century’s early ‘90s. Just a few days before the opening of the UN/NOTED exhibition in Veliko Tarnovo town, and quite accidentally the current manager of the branch found out who the painting’s author was by the delicate signature at the bottom right corner.

The newly-discovered work, as well as the other two pieces by Ivanichka Paneva will stay in their “home town” until May 27 (more info in the special section of the website www.ubbcollection.bg ). Everyone, wishing to enjoy them along with the other UN/NOTED canvasses and graphics from UBB’s Gold Fund, may do so entrance-free in Rafael Mihaylov Exhibition Halls. The exhibition further contains a selection of valuable antiques from the Bank’s collection – unique typewriters and mechanical calculators, wall clocks etc.- which outstandingly reflect the history of the Bulgarian banking business.