New York paintings
In the winter of 1962, Kostas Loustas sailed to New York with his Greek-American wife, where he remained artistically active for more than a decade. It was in New York City where he first received international acclaim. The renowned collector Christos Bastis was amongst his first supporters. The artist’s solo and group exhibitions of that period included those at Saldinger, Firehouse, Salvo Art, Chase, Chevance, Paollilo and Firehouse (Nassau) galleries, and Long Island University (Brooklyn Center). His collaboration with Galerie Internationale on Madison Avenue, where he held his first solo exhibition in 1972, continued for several years following his permanent return to Thessaloniki, Greece in the early 1980s. The years in New York City were particularly prolific for the artist, and the vast majority of his paintings created there remain until today in art collections all over the United States.
We wish to hear from collectors who currently own any of Kostas Loustas’s paintings of that period.