An unknown individual or individuals painted over an untitled sculpture by Yiannis Moralis (1916-2009), a key proponent of Greece's Thirties Generation of modern artists, on Aegina in the Saronic Gulf Wednesday. The all-black, ferryboat-inspired sculpture was donated to the municipality in 2016 and initially placed in the island's port.
The artworks in "Collector's Perception - Sotiris Felios Collection," an exhibition curated by art historian Louiza Karapidaki, trace the character of Greek art over the past three decades. With the exception of two works, one by Takis, the other by Nikos Egonopoulos, all rest were created between 1988 and 2018.
"What are you going to be when you grow up?" actress Marika Kotopouli asked 12-year-old Demosthenis (Dimos) Skoulakis while visiting the boy's parents in the family's Athens home in the early 1950s. "An artist," he responded without hesitation. "Yannis, come meet a colleague," she said laughing to her friend, the artist Yannis Tsarouchis.