Yannis (Jannis) Spyropoulos (1912-1990)
Lot 16 Details
Yannis (Jannis) Spyropoulos (1912-1990), Greek
THEMES & VARIATIONS NO. 27, 1960
Oil on canvas; signed in Greek lower right, signed in Greek and in Roman verso, signed and titled in Roman, numbered “No. 27” and dated 1960 at Athens to the stretcher, also titled, dated (1960) and numbered “Catalog #620” to gallery label verso
44.75" x 64" — 113.7 x 162.6 cm.
World House Galleries Corp., New York, Catalog # 6201;
From whom purchased by Samuel J. and Ayala Zacks on April 1, 1961(WHG records);
Ex. Coll. Ayala Zacks, Toronto from whom acquired by her friend, a Private Collection, Toronto;
Spyropoulos Foundation, “Biography,” unpaginated
In 1957, Jannis met Herbert Mayer of World House Galleries, New York. Two years later, Jannis was selected as one of eight Greek artists chosen to exhibit their works in the United States representing Greece, with abstract works being the prominent theme.
Jannis held his first solo exhibition at the World House Galleries, New York. In 1960, the year this work was executed, Jannis represented Greece in the 30th Venice Biennale where he received the UNESCO prize.