'Fabulous Monsters': Hicham Aboutaam Declares New Phoenix Historical Artwork Exhibition in New York

This summer time, on July 29, the most recent installment of historic artwork in New York Metropolis will likely be at no aside from Phoenix Historical Artwork, the world’s main supplier in well-provenanced antiquities. Hicham Aboutaam, president of Electrum, the unique agent for Phoenix in New York, will host the gallery exhibition entitled “Fabulous Monsters” by September 30, 2021. The present will characteristic a collection of over 70 artworks depicting Medusa, Skylla, griffins, sphinxes, sirens, centaurs, Pegasus, and different hybrid and actual beasts.

The title of the present invitations fright, nevertheless it doesn’t take lengthy to appreciate that there’s nothing to worry when photos of Greek and Roman monsters that have been accountable for a lot folkloric terror. Medusa, for instance, one in all three highly effective winged daemons referred to as a gorgon, along with her spherical head with curling serpents in lieu of hairlocks and staring eyes that flip you into stone with a look, is the obvious instance of a harmful magnificence. Her beautified post-Neoclassical adaptation was famously used as an ornamental ingredient within the trend design of Versace. The exhibition contains a gorgeous Hellenistic Greek chalcedony cameo of Medusa from the 2nd – 1st century B.C. The carving is of the very best high quality in Greek gems with a fragile show of the snakes on prime of her head and beneath her chin and small wings popping out of the edges. She is gorgeous. How may she trigger a lot terror?

Additionally on show is one other harmful magnificence referred to as Skylla, the ocean monster described by Homer within the well-known Odyssey as “a fearsome monster; nobody may see her and nonetheless be completely satisfied, not even a god if he went that method…” However the Greek terracotta determine on show is hardly fearsome as she sits on prime of a wave along with her decrease physique depicted as double fishtails, and the buildings of Madison Avenue as her panorama.

And even one thousand years earlier than, an incredible cornelian gemstone (1375-1250 B.C.) with two heraldic griffins engraved from the Mycenaean civilization might be seen among the many show of a number of different colourful gems.

Fabulous Monsters will likely be open to the general public from July 29, 2021, to September 30, 2021, at Electrum, 725 Fifth Avenue, nineteenth Flooring, New York, NY 10022

M-F 10am – 5:30pm


With galleries in New York Metropolis (Electrum) and Geneva, Switzerland, Phoenix Historical Artwork is without doubt one of the world’s main sellers in uncommon and beautiful antiquities with a give attention to Greek and Roman, Close to Jap and Egyptian artwork. Its artworks have been acquired by world-class museums around the globe, in addition to by personal collectors. Phoenix Historical Artwork is a second-generation household enterprise that was based by Sleiman Aboutaam in 1968 and continues in the present day beneath the management of his sons, Hicham and Ali Aboutaam.

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