George Lappas – Happy Birthday

Design: Zafeiria Gkolanta, Vassiliki-Maria Plavou.

Publisher: DESTE Publications.


George Lappas – Happy Birthday is a tribute to the life and work of George Lappas (1050-2016), inspired by a series of sculptures with the inscription “Happy Birthday”. This series of minuscule sculptures reflects the artist’s own special visual idiom, unambiguous and dense in ideas, which deals with fundamental human emotions: tragedy, catharsis, enigma and our attitude towards history and destiny.

The catalogue accompanies the exhibition “George Lappas – Happy Birthday” at the Benaki Museum, Athens (September 23 – November 20, 2016) and includes texts by Olivier Descotes, Dakis Joannou, George Lappas, Afroditi Liti, Polina Kosmadaki and Yorgos Tzirtzilakis.