Kallos Gallery to make their debut at Frieze Masters with a rare Cretan bronze helmet

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, April 18, 2024

Kallos Gallery to make their debut at Frieze Masters with a rare Cretan bronze helmet
Attic Black-Figure Amphora signed by Pamphios as Potter. Photo: Kallos Gallery & Steve Wakeham.

LONDON.- Kallos Gallery, the world’s only commercial gallery to specialise exclusively in the art of ancient Greece, will unveil an extraordinarily rare Cretan bronze helmet as part of their debut at the forthcoming Frieze Masters art fair.

The focal point of the gallery’s stand is a helmet featuring a striking tall crest and open-face design (650-620 BC), which has survived in remarkable condition from archaic Crete. It is one of only two known examples of its type in the world, and the only example to be minutely engraved with elaborate mythological scenes.

The helmet’s ornamental decorations, including depictions of the centaur Cheiron with Achilles, and Perseus presenting the head of Medusa to Athena, are some of the earliest in extant Greek art. Until the 1960s discovery of a fragmentary example now in Hamburg, this type of Cretan armour was known only in artistic depictions and widely held to be a figment of the Heroic Age. The re-emergence of Kallos Gallery’s exceptional example from a 19thcentury collection in 2005 confirmed the historical reality of these unique helmets.

Alongside this masterwork, Kallos Gallery will display a fine selection of ancient Greek pottery, votives, sculpture and jewellery, with prices ranging from £20,000 to £5 million. Highlights include the only known black-figure amphora signed by the potter Pamphaios (515–500 BC) and an Attic pyxis carved from translucent Parian marble (440 - 400 BC) once used to hold adornments such as jewellery and cosmetics.

Kallos Gallery will also be the only ancient art gallery at the fair to present ancient coinage, with prices ranging from £2,500 to £125,000. Their selection of Greek gold and silver coins includes a magnificently struck Gold 100-Litrai of Syracuse bearing the water-nymph Arethusa, and the youthful Herakles throttling the Nemean Lion.

Kallos Gallery’s stand at Frieze Masters has been designed by Arthur De Borman, a designer and art director working across films, commercials, installations and music videos. He has created art installations for Samsung, Guinness and Nike; produced commercials for the likes of Apple and Adidas; and conceived music videos for performers including Jessie J and Tinie Tempah. De Borman has brought this multidisciplinary approach to his innovative design for Kallos Gallery’s stand, which will introduce their collection in spectacular fashion.

Named after the ancient Greek for ‘Beauty’, Kallos Gallery was founded in 2014 by Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza. He comments: “We are delighted to be participating in our first international fair at Frieze Masters 2016. Kallos Gallery will be bringing some of the most important treasures of the ancient Greek world - from beautiful Athenian tableware to extraordinary relics from the history of Greek arms. We are excited to showcase these best-in-class artworks to the varied audience of serious collectors across different disciplines which the fair attracts.”

Today's News

September 29, 2016

Victoria & Albert Museum opens once in a lifetime medieval embroidery exhibition

Ancient Roman coins unearthed at Japan castle

Barnebys notes tenfold growth in value of African contemporary art

Chiostro del Bramante celebrates its 20th anniversary with exhibition

Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists find taboo toilet at ancient Jewish shrine

"The Power of the Avant-Garde: Now and Then" opens at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts

Time machine: Web special and VR app visualise historical hangings at the Städel Museum

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center announces a new photography gallery

White Cube Bermondsey opens major new exhibition by Antony Gormley

A new chapter begins for the Serpentine

Dickinson to present painting by Magritte at Frieze Masters 2016

The Non-Objective World: Sprovieri opens new exhibition

Daniel Crouch Rare Books to launch New York gallery

Kallos Gallery to make their debut at Frieze Masters with a rare Cretan bronze helmet

Christie's presents photographs sales of October 2016

MIT Museum presents the utopian visions of Grazia Toderi and Désiré Despradelle

Revolutionary artist Dread Scott examines racial and cultural disparity in contemporary society

Film, sculpture, photography, and works on paper by Pat O’Neill on view in Berkeley

Innovations in geometric abstraction by Colombian artist Mario Vélez on view at Gallery Elena Shchukina

Out-of-this-world Illustration Art lands at Heritage Auctions

Tiffany lamps and glass from the Estate of Congresswoman Helen Bentley offered at Heritage Auctions

Hong Kong artist keeps 'Umbrella Movement' alive

'Recycled Orchestra' turns garbage into gold

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful