MINOS ARGYRAKIS Bird-Man ca. 1960 - x +
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CN: ArgM1960bird

MT: graphite and India ink on paper (37x28 / F:63x49x2)

TX: signed with ballpoint pen at lower right in English <Minos>, inscribed with felt pen over ballpoint pen <MiNOS>

PR: Mr. Kimon Friar - 1993

CM: The drawn illustrations of Minos Argyrakis, like his stage sets, have their roots in naif art, which concerns the folkloric and simplistic style of artistic expression. Through the lines and shapes springs the source of his humor, combined with his sarcasm that is manifest in various ways.

Herewith Minos presents the Bird-Man, whose upper half presents a man while the lower half presents a bird. As if it were an X-ray, the trousers reveal his fluttering legs, the right one with feathers and the left one featherless. The bureaucracy of his human dimension betrays his nose, whose shape is influenced by the design of his tie. Behind the glasses he wears, his eyes are dizzy from following the pendulum of his heart. His mouth, turned down, reveals his regret for the negative result of the measure held by his hands, which takes from the belt of his trousers.

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2005]

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