Lot 7053: 2Pcs Large Botanical Lithographs NIKI GOULANDRIS Signed Numbered Ltd Ed Greek Peonies Kefallinia Framed UNESCO Wild Flowers Woman of Europe
November 27, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Details: These two large botanical lithographs depict two different species of Greek peonies and are numbered out of 500 and signed in pencil by the artist, Niki Goulandris.
These original prints are attractively framed to approx. 23"x28".
Niki Goulandris is a Greek philanthropist and an accomplished botanical painter. Goulandris has helped illustrate several botanical books, such as Wild Flowers of Greece by C. Goulimis and W.T. Stearn, and Peonies of Greece by U.T. Stearn and P.H. Davies. She is currently vice-president of the Goulandris Natural History Museum and Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, former deputy minister for Social Services, former Secretary of State for health in Greece, honorary deputy president of Hellenic Radio and Television, and member of the World Commission on Culture and Development of UNESCO. She was winner of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Global 500 Award in 1990, and in 1991 was named Woman of Europe by the European Commission, European Parliament, and European Movement. She is married to Angelos Goulandris, of the wealthy ship-owning Goulandris family, with whom she established the Goulandris Natural History Museum in 1965.
Please attend our live auction to inspect these floral images in person.
Condition / Notes: These original color lithographs show some toning, residue, and other signs of handling. We identify any advance condition issues that are readily apparent during the cataloging process; no pieces were examined outside their frames/mounts, under ultraviolet light or magnification, or by a trained conservator.
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