The Collection
The George Economou Collection is a private
collection located in Athens, Greece. Rooted
in history, social awareness and aesthetics, the
collecting activity began evolving in the 1990s
with a focus on early twentieth-century European
art and has expanded to include an important
holding of postwar and contemporary art.

Central movements of the early twentieth century
such as German Expressionism and New
Objectivity are collected in depth. Unique to the
collection is the complete graphic oeuvre of Otto
Dix and Otto Mueller. Works by artists such as
Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz, Andreas Gursky
and Neo Rauch continue the German dialogue
into the contemporary sphere alongside works by
noted international artists such as Agnes Martin,
Ellsworth Kelly, Cady Noland and Jenny Saville.

With a desire to share the creativity of the artists
represented in the collection, the George
Economou Collection organizes two to three
exhibitions per year in the space in Athens and
collaborates regularly with international insti-
tutions and curators. Reflecting the interest for
socio-cultural awareness and the historical
dialogue, these projects aim to create new
opportunities for the public in Greece and
abroad to engage with art.

The George Economou Collection is pleased to
present the group exhibition Thorn in the Flesh
curated by Dieter Buchhart.

Thorn in the Flesh
11 Sep. 2014
— 15 Apr. 2015

Curator’s talk with Dieter Buchhart and the director
of the Economou Collection, Skarlet Smatana
during the opening of the exhibition Thorn in the
Flesh on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8pm at
the George Economou Collection Space.

Curator's Talk
11 Sep. 2014
Opening of the Tate Modern Tanks
JULY 2012
The first phase of the new development of the Tate Modern began in July 2012 with the opening of Tate Modern’s spectacular Tanks as the world’s first permanent museum galleries dedicated to exhibiting live art, performance, installation and film works. As a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tate Foundation, George Economou participated with a major donation to the new development at Tate Modern.
Recent acquisitions from the
George Economou Collection Fund
Spring 2013
We are happy to announce the recent acquisitions made from the Economou Collection Fund of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. They include works by Indian born artist Zarina Hashmi and Anwar Jalal Shemza as well as Pakistani artists Imran Qureshi and Mohammed Zeeshan.
Taryn Simon Works from the
George Economou Collection
The George Economou Collection Space
The George Economou Collection is delighted to announce the exhibition Taryn Simon, Works from the George Economou Collection. With contributing text by Nicholas Cullinan, curator in the department of Modern and Contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and in collaboration with Skarlet Smatana, director of the George Economou Collection, the exhibition features a selection of works from Taryn Simon’s major projects such as The Picture Collection, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII, Contraband, and An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar.
Monday – Friday 10am-6pm
Closed on weekends and bank holidays
80, Kifissias Avenue
15125 Marousi, Athens, Greece

T +30 210 8090519–563
F +30 210 8090565
From the center of Athens

By bus:
line 500 Peiraias-Kifisia, line 550 P.Faliro-
Kifisia, line A7 Kaniggos-Kifisia, line A8
(bus stop Kanatadika)

By car:
Around 20 mins from the center of Athens
(depending on the traffic)

By metro:
Take blue metro line direction Airport/Doukissis
Plakentia until Doukissis Plakentia station.
Change to take Suburban Railway (Proastiako)
direction Kiato/Korinthos (stop Kifisias)
Thorn in the Flesh
11 Sep. 2014
— 15 Apr. 2015
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Rashid Johnson
Magic Numbers
20 Jun.— 28 Aug. 2014
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Modern Painters
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