CULTURE

Sotheby’s Greek sale in London

More paintings by the masters of late 19th and early 20th century Greek art will be offered at another of Sotheby’s established Greek sales. Scheduled for November 15, the auction will include three works by Nikolaos Gyzis which Sotheby’s experts consider among the artist’s most important paintings. «Enough for All» and «The New Arrival» date from the early 1880s, the period of Gyzis’s artistic maturity. They are genre scenes and are estimated at 443,000-738,000 and 290,000-443,000 euros respectively. Another highlight of the sale is a still life by Constantinos Parthenis, the early 20th century Greek artist who prepared the ground for modern art. The painting, which is estimated at 147,000-221,000 euros, belongs to a still-life series that the artist painted under the influence of cubism. Most of the paintings now belong to the National Gallery. The painting offered for sale is one of the few that have remained in private hands. The Sotheby’s sale will also include four paintings by Nikiforos Lytras and 10 works by Thodoros Rallis, the early 20th century artist who was a student of Jean-Leon Gerome. Paintings by other classic names in Greek art, works that range from the period of the 19th century School of Munich to postwar Greek art (Constantinos Volanakis, Nikiforos Lytras, Constantinos Maleas, Spyros Papaloukas, Thanos Tsiggos or Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas), will also be available at the Sotheby’s sale. The works can be previewed at Sotheby’s London offices (34-35 New Bond Street) from November 10-14.