Title: Maltese Falcon / Σκάφος
Artist: Mina Papatheodorou - Valyrakis / Μίνα Παπαθεοδώρου-Βαλυράκη
Dimensions: 154,5 x 104 cm
Details: Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki is a Greek painter specializing in sports-related subjects. Valyraki was born in Athens, Greece. From 1975 to 1980, she studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Professor Yiannis Moralis. In 1986 she received her Ph.D. from the University of Florence. Valyraki's works are exhibited in the National Gallery in Athens, the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts of Washington, D.C., among others. Her one-woman shows include exhibitions at the Galleria Ca' d'Oro in Rome, in 1993; the CART Art Gallery in Italy, in 1999; and Monte Carlo, in 2000, for the 58th Monaco Grand Prix. Her work "La Storia Della Lamborghini, 35 years" was commissioned by Automobili Lamborghini in June 1998 to decorate the industry's hall in Sant' Agata Bolognese, Italy, and has hung there since 1999. Valyraki's works were used as official posters for the 2002 Winter Olympics.