Post Event Press Release: Cultural Evening @ Bonhams co-organised by HBA-UK

CULTURAL EVENING AT BONHAMS SPONSORED BY GC PRIVÉ TO PREVIEW GREEK SALE

More than 100 guests of the London based multi-family office, GC Privé, including the Greek Ambassador to the Court of St James His Excellency Konstantinos Bikas and Mr Costas Dafos the Commercial Attaché of the Cyprus High Commission, enjoyed a cultural evening at Bonhams on Friday 22 April previewing the auctioneer’s forthcoming Greek Art sale on 26 April. Other distinguished guests included the Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association-UK Mr. Antonis Ntatzopoulos, and Ms. Eleni Bilmpili, responsible for the Greek Market at UBS Wealth Management.

After a short introduction from GC Privé’s co-founding partner, Louis Loizou, the guests heard from Bonhams Greek Art Specialist Olympia Pappa about some of the many famous Greek artists represented in the sale – among them, Georgios Jacobides, Spyros Volanakis, Vasilios Chatzis and members of the influential Thirties Generation Yiannis Tsarouchis and Nikos HadjikyriakosGhikas.

Olympia Pappa said “Being a country comprised of many islands, Greece’s seas have always played a vital role, both socio-economically and culturally. The power and beauty of the sea has been throughout time a great source of creative inspiration for Greek artists”.

Louis Loizou said “Greek modern art is the culmination of centuries of creativity and inspiration influenced not only by Greek heritage, but also by contemporary art movements. Leading Greek artists are globally renowned and appealing to an audience of international collectors and hence why we are excited to sponsor this private preview of the forthcoming auction”.

Press release: http://www.bonhams.com/press_release/21711/