A publication dedicated to the friendship between three significant figures of the 20th century – the artists Niko Ghika (1906-1994) and John Craxton (1922-2009) and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) – and to their shared love of the Greek world. The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition (of the same title) which was organised by the Leventis Gallery in collaboration with the Benaki Museum and the Craxton Estate.
This richly illustrated edition contains texts by the exhibition curators, reproductions of works of art by Ghika and Craxton inspired by the places where the three men had lived (Hydra, Kardamyli, Crete and Corfu), thoughts by Leigh Fermor, rare photographs, letters, dedications, as well as personal recollections of some of their friends.
Texts by Evita Arapoglou, Ian Collins, Michael Llewellyn-Smith, Ioanna Moraiti
The exhibition was first presented at the Leventis Gallery in Nicosia (February - May 2017), then traveled to the Benaki Museum (7 June – 10 September 2017) and afterwards to the British Museum in London (March – July 2018).