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Bonhams Greek Sale London May 19

Bonhams will hold its next Greek Sale on May 19th at New Bond Street.

The market for Greek Art is on a dynamic growth trajectory. Over the past three years the sector has repeatedly smashed world record prices for artists, indicating the continuing popularity of the genre.

With prices ranging from £2,000 to 5£00,000, the sale covers a significant range for buyers to broaden their collection at a great time to invest.

The Bonhams sale will feature 145 lots from foremost artists such Constantino Volanakis, Nikos Engonopoulos, Spyros Vassilou, Nikos Lytras, Costat Coulendianos, Nikos Kessanlis and Theofrastos – items which will undoubtedly ignite interest from savvy investors.

parthenis.jpgOne of the largest and finest works by Parthenis ever to come to auction is a particular highlight of the sale. The lot is typical of the period in its devotion to symbolism and allegorical composition. These items seldom appear on the open market and are expected to achieve in the region of £500,000 when it goes under the hammer.

Another important piece in the collection is by Pierre Bonirote (Lot 10)– an artist of indubitable significance to the genre as the first artist/ professor to teach oil painting in Greece. The piece depicts a Greek fisherman narrating his adventures in front of Cape Sounion and is anticipated to sell at a price between £180,000 – £250,000.

A poetic winter scene by the artist Pericles Pantazis, L’hiver sur la plaine (Lot 16), is evocative of the landscapes of Monet, Sisley and the impressionist movement. This pure and espressive oil on canvas is estimated at £100,000 – £150,000.

An equally enchanting piece by Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika depicts his artists studio in a vibrant and luminous style. This uplifting scene demonstrates the artist’s enthusiasm for creativity and evokes the interdependence between artist and studio. (Estimated £100,000 – £150,000).

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