YOUNG MAN FROM PIREAUS TAKES TOP SPOT
At Bonhams Greek Art Sale


The Greek Sale
2 May 2018
London, New Bond Street

Young Man from Piraeus an early work by one of the major figures of the '30s generation of artists, Yiannis Tsarouchis, sold for £150,000 at Bonhams Greek Sale in London last week. It has been estimated at £50,000-70,000.

Portraying one of Tsarouchis' signature male subjects, a working-class young man from the artist's native port town of Piraeus, the work had been acquired direct from the artist and had been in private hands ever since.

Other highlights included two works by Yiannis Moralis; Couple which sold for £93,750 having been estimated at £30,000-50,000 and Erotic which made £60,000. It had also been estimated at £30,000-50,000.

Among contemporary Greek artists, Christos Bokoros' Olive Tree - Candle sold for £35,000 against an estimate of £18,000-28,000.


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