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Electromagnetic sphere,1979

TAKIS (1925 - )

Fiberglas, gold, bronze, electromagnet, 250 cm diameter

From the early 1960s, the sculptor TAKIS has created magnetic sculptures which move using either electricity or magnetism. He employs as raw materials for these works a variety of elements and forces: electromagnetic energy, gravitational pull, magnetism, sound and light. The hovering golden sphere which dominates the central atrium of the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens irresistibly – magnetically – draws the attention of visitors while simultaneously reflecting a transcendent world.

Untitled, 1980-1981

Diohandi (1945 - )

Acrylic on wood 250 X 650 cm

This work was designed especially for the Intercontinental (-1 Lobby) and harmonizes with it both architecturally and conceptually, transforming its surroundings and highlighting its special atmosphere. Its tonal variations and its perfectly controlled forms create in the viewer a sensation of perspective and freedom.

Large Blue Figure, 2002

George Lappas (1950-2016)

Metal, plastic, neon lights 250 x 400 x 500 cm

Athenaeum InterContinental welcomes its guests and visitors with an enormous blue sculpture by one of Greece’s best loved contemporary artists. George Lappas created this work placing man firmly at the center, outsized and expressive of a malleable balance and movement at the same time. Changes in scale have been a key feature in the artist’s work, who, in this case, transforms the bright blue moving figure into a new architectural force, interacting with and rearranging the surrounding space.

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