Artists Work To Pay Greece’s Debt

Greece-Debt-FreeDue to the economic crisis more than 30 Greek artists, as a symbolic gesture, are putting up their works in auction with the intention to donate the revenues collected to go to crisis-struck Greece.

With the initiative of Greek-German Education, through a series of functions for Europe, the crisis, as well as the relation young people have with politics and art, some 32 works by prominent Greek artists were collected. The works are to be auctioned at Bonhams, which holds two auctions of Greek paintings a year, on the occasion of the spring Greek Sale on April 24, in London.

The auction proceeds will be donated to the non-governmental and non-profit organization, GreeceDebtFree (GDF). The organization will either reinvest in Greek government bonds, or donate the proceeds to U.S. based charities, which aim at helping Greeks by improving health services, the educational system, offer relief from economic hardship and scholarship programs inside and outside of Greece.

The initiative will be presented on April 8 at 12:00 p.m. at the Image Gallery (Amalias 36). Themes of the works include Europe and its future, and Greece’s position within the Economic and Monetary Union.
Some of the contributing artists are: Evangelos Moustakas, Dimitris Mytaras, Theodoros Papagiannis, Angelos Papadimitriou, Anna Maria Tsakali and Filopoulou Maria.
The prices of the art works are significantly low, with Bonhams participation in-kind.