9th December 2021

Spyropoulos, Yiannis (1912-1990)

Abstract Composition 1955-60

Yiannis Spyropoulos (1912-1990)

Signed, oil on panel, bears hand-written dedication of the artist and his wife to previous owners George, Niki and Jonny on reverse
70 x 110 cm


Provenance: A present of the artist and his wife to George, Niki and Jonny. In their collection, Thessaloniki until 2020, then to ‘greeksinart’ in December 2020
Spyropoulos delivers one of his most striking abstract compositions in this painting. Powerfully painted in fierce strokes of bright reds and black, squares and the enigmatic circle, the eye of the artist observes everything.
Colour is rare in Spyropoulos’ abstract work but in this unique painting he delivers colour of optimism and passion; the red, with black, dark outbursts telling us, in no uncertain manner, how he felt about the modern world of today.

Spyropoulos is considered to be one of the most recognised modern Greek artists world wide. He exhibited in most major exhibition centres of the world, he was awarded various prestigious awards and he is recognised as a major abstract artist by Greek and International collectors. His popularity and value is also translated at auction where the value of some of his works has reached 200,000 and 300,000 pounds.