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Auction of Greek Paintings in London

paintingThe annual auction, “Greek Sale” that will be held on April 9 in London, will include some of the most important works of famous Greek painters Constantinos Parthenis, Nikos Engonopoulos, Theofilos Hadjimichail, Yiannis Moralis, and Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika.

“Prayer in the Mount of Olives,” the major work by Constantinos Parthenis, which  leads the auction is estimated at 360,000 to 600,000 euros. This impressive painting was included in the collection of the economist Dionysios Loverdos and is considered as the most beautiful work of Parthenis.

The second most expensive painting of the auction is “Scholiastes d’ un texte futur” (Commentators of a future text) by Nikos Engonopoulos which is estimated at 120,000 to 180,000 euros. This is one of the major works of the Greek surrealist as it combines Byzantine tradition with the Western avant-garde.

“The lion hunt” by Theofilos Hadjimichail, is estimated at 96,000 to 140,000 euros. The painting which illustrates the natural environment with great imagination is recalling similar works of Delacroix and Rousseau.

Yiannis Moralis’ “Girl going into the sea” is estimated at 96,000 to 140,000 euros. According to Athens National Gallery Director, Dimitris Papastamos, this painting is the milestone in the artist’s career.

The painting “Midday” by Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika, which is one of the most important works of his mature period, is estimated between 72,000 to 96,000 euros.

Before the auction in London the paintings will be presented in galleries at Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece, on March 27, 28, 29.

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