ATHENS – The Vergos Auction House presents a charity auction, the proceeds of which will be donated entirely to support the efforts of the Maria Callas Greek Society. The online auction will be held December 7-14 on the updated website: www.vergosauctions.com.
In particular, all proceeds will be used to purchase personal items which belonged to the internationally renowned soprano, to enrich the collection of the Maria Callas Museum. The Maria Callas Greek Society was founded on the initiative of fans of the prominent artist in order to create the eponymous Museum which will be housed in Athens (44 Mitropoleos), in a building donated by the Municipality of Athens.
The 150 works in this remarkable auction collection include paintings, silkscreens, sculptures as well as special, rare, themed posters. The works come from contemporary and internationally recognized mainly Greek artists, including Angelos (Panagiotou), Kostas Varotsos, Chryssa, Kostis Georgiou, Mara Karetsou, Michalis Lekakis, Miltos Pantelias, Giannis Psychopedis, Alexandros Psychoulis, and others.
A portion of the works in the auction is a donation of the artists themselves for the enrichment of the Museum's collection, while all the other works are donated from the personal collection of Maria Callas Greek Society President Liana Skourli.
Skourli said, "The organization of the charity auction by the Auction House Vergos, offers a breath of life to the ambitious dream of our Society for the creation of the world's first Maria Callas Museum. A big thank you to the House and its charismatic staff.”
For more information on how to participate in the auction, interested parties can visit www.vergosauctions.com.
The auction catalog is also available online: https://erp.vergosauctions.com/uploads/auctions/1787/Catalogue.pdf.
More information about the Maria Callas Greek Society is available online: www.mariacallasgreeksociety.com.