Alexis Akrithakis (Greek, 1939-1994) Untitled 81 x 122 cm.

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Lot 109
Alexis Akrithakis
(Greek, 1939-1994)
Untitled 81 x 122 cm.

Sold for £ 45,600 (US$ 63,686) inc. premium
Alexis Akrithakis (Greek, 1939-1994)
Untitled
signed and dated 'Akrithakis 91' (lower left)
oil on panel
81 x 122 cm.

Footnotes

  • Developing a highly personal style in the spirit of pop art and automatic surrealist writing, Alexis Akrithakis showed a predilection for striking colours and bold shapes, endowing his work with a dreamy quality and childlike wonder. Art historian Maria Kotzamani, who attributes this work to the artist's last period, maintains that Akrithakis, besides being a charismatic image maker, was above all a truly great poet. "Poetry flows through his work like blood through veins."1

    1. M. Kotzamani, 'Alexis Akrithakis, a Poet of the Visual World' in A... as for Akrithakis, N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, 2006, p.11.
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