Yannis Tsarouchis topped the list of the paintings auctioned at the "Greek sale" in London's Bonhams Auction House.
The top of the list of the "Greek Sale" in the famous auction house, Bohnams, located in Bond Street, London was Yannis Tsarouchis's (1910-1989) "Torso" – a piece that was sold at 152,500 pounds (183,000 euros), or four times its original estimate.
The second piece that attracted the most interest was Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika's (1906-1994) "City on a Hill," a hymn to the geometry of the Greek landscape from the artist's mature period in the 1960s, which fetched 146,500 pounds (175,800 euros).
The third best seller was the piece "Ulysses Brings Iphigenia, the Daughter of Agamemnon, to the High Priest Kalhas for Her to Be Sacrificed to the God Apollo" by Theofilos Hadjimichail (1867-1934), which was purchased for 134,500 pounds (161,000 euros).
Another piece by Tsarouchis, his marvelous "Erotokritos," was the big surprise at the Greek Sale as it sold for eight times its original estimate, at 100,900 pounds (121,080 euros).
The list of the top five sellers ends with Hadjikyriakos-Ghika's "Boat," a piece that had been missing for decade and now belongs to the private collection of Stratis Eleftheriadis, also known as Teriade on Lesvos. It fetched 98,500 pounds (118,200 euros).