THEO HIOS Helix #4 1971 [R/V] - x +
HioT1971heli

CN: HioT1971heli

MT: acrylic on canvas (Ø:60x3)

TX: printed at rear upper center on upper label <MUSEUM SECTION / Guild Hall . . . East Hampton / (Exhibition) / [handwritten in pencil] #37 / (dates) / Artist: [handwritten in ballpoint-pen] Theo Hios / Title: [handwritten and erased] Hellix [corrected] Helix #4 / Medium: [handritten] Acrylic / Price: [handwritten and erased] 275 [corrected] 300 / Measurements-exclusive of frame: / Width [handwritten] 24" Round [struck through] Height [handwritten] Tondo / (If sculpture, include base )>, printed at upper left on lower label <KINGPITCHER / GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART / 303 SOUTH CRAIG STREET ˙ PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA 15213 / [handwritten with ballpoint-pen] THIO HIOS / HELIX #4 / ACR [erased] 24" [corrected] DIA 24">

LC: Deree College Admissions Visitor Center

DN: Mrs. Catherine Lekakis-Hios - 2005

CM: From the 1930s to the 1950s, Theo Hios' work was figurative. He moved towards abstraction in the 1960s, painting crimson ovals in gold frames that bring to mind Greek Easter eggs, although he once said that they were simplified shapes of rocks in Greek and New England landscapes. Around 1971 he began working with circles and ellipses painted on round canvases (tondos) that can be turned like color wheels or on rectangular canvases. The artist's wife, who donated this picture in 2005, confirmed Helix #4 to be one of Hios' earliest round pictures. The composition comprises of rings dimishing in size inwards, while varying in shape and color. Helix #4 yields the hallucinatory effect akin to ecstasy.

[Megakles Rogakos 10/2005]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
CAMPBELL, LAWRENCE Theo Hios: 52 Years of Painting 1987 Ashton Newton, New York

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