29th Greek Sale

 HELLENIC AUCTIONS

ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL / Aristotelous str. 9, Thessaloniki

6th December 2019  –  19:15 pm

PRESS RELEASE:

Great paintings by great artists at the HELLENIC AUCTIONS auction in Thessaloniki

Of great interest is the winter auction “Greek Art” in Thessaloniki where 120 select works of great Greek painters come out ‘on the hammer’ next Friday 6 December at 7.15pm at the ELECTRA PALACE central hotel in Aristotelous Square.

An artistic treasure trove of unique works by great Greek painters of the 19th and 20th centuries will be auctioned on Friday, December 6th at 7.15pm at the ELECTRA PALACE Hotel in Thessaloniki.

In this 29th international auction “Greek Art” that we have been successfully organizing for more than 15 years, select works by many of our great painters are brought under the hammer at provocatively low security prices.

On the auction list, important works by our great artists that illuminated the 19th and first half of the 20th century, such as the famous work of Nikolaos Gyzi (3,500-5,000), the special seascape of Vassilios Chatzis (3000-4000), the iconic Dead Nature Parthenis (8.000-12.000), the two unprecedented auctioned subjects of Spyros Papaloukas from which Arsanas (6.000-8.000) adorns the catalog cover as well as Malé’s famous unique works, the impressive Landscape of Nikolaos Lytras (4000 -6000) the masterful Attic land of Fotis Kontoglou (3000-4000) a stand for their rare qualities.

Particularly collectible is the great “Horizon” by Alexis Akrithakis (2,500-3,000 !!), a unique well-known recorded work that Iolas had chosen for his personal collection and was exhibited years ago in an exhibition in his honor at a central gallery in Athens.

Special attention is paid to the elaborate private collection works of Spyropoulos, Kontopoulos and Nikos Kessanlis, as well as the extremely rare large-size watercolor of Bouziani (5000-7000). The two works by Diamantis Diamantopoulos with the exquisite portrait of a man (2000-2500) and the characteristically recognizable nude (2500-3000) adorn the catalog. The two works of Spyros Vassilios with their impressive Athens (5000-7000) and their own unique rendition of the Greek blue with the white boat (1500-2000) are unique and beautiful.

Other treasures hidden in the pages of our catalog are the representative Dreamy Beach of Gerasimos Steris (3500-4000), the magnificent ‘Garden View’ by Hadjikyriakos-Gikas (2500-4000) and the portraits of Yiannis Tsarouchis.

Among the works of the younger creators stand out for their virtues are the works of Mytaras, Makis Theofylaktopoulos, Tasos Mantzavinos of Mavromatis and so many, without any lag behind all the other selected works in the catalog.

Expect a beautiful night of art with many opportunities, a festive night of the magic of art and the treasures of great artists that will be publicly hosted in our city for a while.

 

Thanos Evangelinos
December 2019