The George Economou Collection
City of Athens |

Second part of the exhibition:

Surrealism, The School of Paris, Portrait – Nude – Still Life, Art of the first post-war decade, Art in the 1960’s, Neo- Fauves, Prints of the Collection

5 May to 2 October, 2011

The George Economou Collection will be on display for the first time at The Municipal Gallery of Athens. Its strength is characterised by range, broadness and diversity of modern paintings, drawings and sculptures. The main purpose of the exhibition is to illustrate the artists’ tendencies, differentiations and ground-breaking achievements from the precursors of modernity, that is Impressionism and the Vienna Secession, to the late manifestations of the 1960s to the 1980s. However, precious “gem” works from the 15th century to Rococo are also presented in the collection.

The visitor will have the opportunity to view works by Ambrosius Bosschaert II, Gerrit Dou, Eugène Delacroix, Franz von Stuck, Edward Cucuel, Lovis Corinth, Paul Signac, Moritz Melzer, Marie Marevna, Félix Vallotton, Émile Bernard, Alfons Walde, Maurice Denis, Egon Schiele, Raoul Dufy, Louis Valtat, Alexej von Jawlensky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde, Georg Tappert, Otto Mueller, Alfred Kubin, Gabriele Muenter, August Macke, Georges Rouault, Hermann Scherer, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Ivan Kliun, Liubov Popova, Le Corbusier, Ben Nicholson, Françoise Gilot, Lucio Fontana, Kasimir Malevitch, El Lissitzky, Oskar Schlemmer, Marcel Duchamp, George Grosz, Otto Dix, Jack Crabtree, Kees van Dongen, Joan Miró, Paul Delvaux, André Masson, Man Ray, René Magritte, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, César, Bridget Riley, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Georg Baselitz.

Also on view are exceptional drawings by Erich Heckel, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Diego Rivera, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi and Lucian Freud. Prints by Henri Laurens, Juan Gris and Alberto Giacometti will be on display, as well as by David Hockney for the poetry of C.P. Cavafy. Leading Greek artists– Georgios Bouzianis, Thanos Tsingos, Marios Prassinos and Theodoros Stamos – are also featured in the exhibition.

The exhibition will be hosted at the new Municipal Gallery of Athens, in the neoclassical buildings of the former silk factory designed by the Danish architect Hans Christian Hansen (1803-1883).

A large-format 536 -page catalogue featuring essays and color reproductions will be published together with a free exhibition leaflet.

A range of educational activities for pre-school, elementary and secondary education students will be provided free-of-charge during the course of the exhibition.

Exhibition Curator and Catalogue Editor: Nelli Kyriazi, Director of Athens Municipal Gallery

and Museums

Art Editor: Salome Papadopoulou

Curator of the Collection: Irene Dimitrakopoulou


Leonidou and Myllerou Street, Athens 104 36, Greece, tel.: 210 52 02 420 & 421

Metro: Metaxourgeio, Red Line

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 to 14.00 & 17.00 to 21.00

Sunday 10.00 to 14.00

Monday closed


For further information on the exhibition

email or call +30 210 36 44 449

For further information on the collection

email or call +30 210 80 90 519/59

Place:  Leonidou and Myllerou Street, Athens 104 36, Greece


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