Greeks Unite for The Hellenic Initiative’s Online Auction to Support Greece

November 18, 2021

NEW YORK – Internationally known Greek artists, jewelry and fashion designers, and more have come together to donate original works of art and other creative items for The Hellenic Initiative’s online auction that will support entrepreneurial development and crisis relief in Greece. Many items reflect Greek themes and celebrate this year as the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence.

The online auction opens on Saturday, November 20, 12 PM EST, and runs until Saturday, December 4, 11 PM EST.

Visit the auction website here for the full list, including art, spirits, food, and luxury destinations: https://bit.ly/30xRVMv.

The auction kicks off The Hellenic Initiative’s ninth annual gala to be held on Saturday, December 4 at Cipriani Wall Street, which is back in person after last year’s virtual event. Johnson & Johnson Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky will be honored. Popular Greek recording artist Sakis Rouvas will perform. Tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3cpfI3f.

The fluted bead cross in 18k gold with an 18k gold chain from the Byzantine collection by Lalaounis is among the items in The Hellenic Initiative’s Online Auction to Support Greece. Photo: The Hellenic Initiative

Among the items up for auction a print of Robert McCabe’s 1955 photograph The Erechtheion from the Parthenon, Stephen Antonakos’ 2011 painting “Field” #2, and a fluted bead cross in 18k gold with an 18k gold chain from the Byzantine collection by Lalaounis. Also up for bid, the Hermès commemorative Eleftheria scarf in silk twill with hand-rolled edges (100% silk), made in France, and designed by Elias Kafouros.

More information about The Hellenic Initiative is also available online: https://www.thehellenicinitiative.org.

The Hermès commemorative Eleftheria silk scarf is among the items in The Hellenic Initiative’s Online Auction to Support Greece. (Photo: The Hellenic Initiative)


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