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Untitled Red

Nikos Alexiou

Paper, linen twine, cane

A triptych by Nikos Alexiou is located at the lobby. This particular "canvas" has been persistently created using delicate pieces of paper that form plain ripples.

The Birth of Venus,1980

Marina Karella (1940 - )

Polyester, marble powder, 900x350 cm

This work was specially commissioned for the Athenaeum InterContinental’s Café Vienna. Inspired by the well-known painting by Sandro Botticelli, it renders the subject in monochrome white with the body of the emerging Aphrodite gleaming in reflected light like an ode to classical antiquity.

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.