Sotheby’s Announces an Exceptional Array of Greek Art this Winter

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s will once again this year bring an exceptional array of Greek art to the market. The company’s second Greek Sale of 2010 will take place in London on Monday, 22 November, 2010 and it will present for sale rare and important works by eminent names in the field such as Nicos Hadjikiriakos-Ghika, Spyros Papaloukas and Constantinos Volanakis. Beginning and ending his life in Greece, Nikos Hadjikiriakos-Ghika (1906-1994) began his artistic scholarship under Konstantinos Parthenis in Athens, relocating to Paris to work in the studio of Dimitris Galanis. This erudite, well-travelled and sophisticated background nourished the artist’s individual concept of an analytic and mathematical form of modernism. His work came to be infused in theme, subject or spirit by a distinctively Hellenic character, and this visual vocabulary owed much to the methodical teaching of Parthenis, with its emphasis on geometric pri