Do König Vassilakis: Tree
2003 | bronze | Lobby, 40 Bank Street (interior) | Art Map reference: 43
Do König Vassilakis’ work is strongly influenced by the mythology and the culture of Ancient Greece and Rome. Her long-standing partnership with the Greek artist Takis, who she met in 1968 at the Venice Biennale, led to extensive travel, returning to Greece in 1974.
Their close friendship with leading artists active during the 1960s and 1970s, including Salvator Dali, Max Ernst and Arman, served to infuse her work with a surrealist edge, beautifully expressed in this bronze tree.