Dakis Joannou Collection Galleries

Athens, Greece

With a unique collection of paintings and sculptures dating from the mid-80s onwards – including works of Katarina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Mike Kelly, Jeff Koons, Kiki Smith and others - the Dakis Joannou Collection is one of Europe's leading private collections of contemporary art. A new peristyle acts as a framing device for the existing galleries while the new galleries, all in pentelicon marble, are located underground. They are lit through a glazed oculus and are stepped like an inverted ziggurat.