The Vestals - 1972 - Paul Delvaux - oil on canvas. 140 X 190 cm


Until October 2nd 2011 – Municipal Gallery of Athens

The second part of the exhibition“The George Economou Collection”will be on display at The Municipal Gallery of Athens until 2 October. The exhibition will focus on Surrealism, The School of Paris, Portrait-Nude-Still Life (1890-1996), Art of the first post-war decade, art in the 1960s, Neo-Fauves as well as prints from the collection.
The visitor will have the opportunity to view works by Giorgio de Chirico, JoanMiró, André Masson, Paul Delvaux, Graham Sutherland, Fernand Léger, Wilfredo Lam, Man Ray, René Magritte,Moise Kisling,Mikhail Larionov, EdgarMaxence, Ignacio Zuloaga, Karl Hofer, Pablo Picasso, Brassaï, Maurice Brianchon, Henri Rousseau, Maurice Utrillo, Jean Fautrier, Tamara de Lempicka, Duilio Barnabé, Hans Hartung, Asger Jorn, Jean-Paul Riopelle,Wolfgang Hollegha, Willemde Kooning, AndyWarhol, JimDine, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, César, Sigmar Polke, Robert Rauschenberg, Anselm Kiefer, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Jörg Immendorf, Georg Baselitz, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Arnulf Reiner and Gerhard  Richter.
Also on view are exceptional prints by André Beaudin, Juan Gris, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Laurens and David Hockney for C.P. Cavafy’s poetry. Leading Greek artists–Thanos Tsingos, Marios Prassinos and Theodoros Stamos – are also featured.
A large-format 536-page catalogue featuring essays and color reproductions has been publishedtogether with a free exhibition leaflet. The catalogue includes both parts of the exhibition, the first part closing on the 24th April with subjects from the 15th century to Rococo, The Realism of Academy, Impressionism, Vienna Secession, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Abstraction, NewObjectivity and drawings from the collection. The main purpose of the exhibition is to illustrate the artists’ tendencies, differentiations and ground-breaking achievements from the precursors of modernity to the late manifestations of the 1960s to the 1980s. However, works fromthe 15th to the 19th century are also included in the exhibition catalogue. Its strenght is characterised by the broad range of modern paintings, drawings and sculptures. The George Economou Collection is on display for the first time at The Municipal Gallery of Athens.

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