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 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 Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas. 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". Based in Knightsbridge, GC Privé, provides a holistic range of services to ultra-high net worth individuals and their families including wealth strategy, asset investing, estate management and private education.


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

Related auctions