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His autobiography, Takis, by Fereniki Publications.

Panayiotis Vassilakis, known as TAKIS (born in Athens in 1925), is one of the most prominent personalities of both international and greek art scenes. A pioneer of kinetic art, he unfurled his talent after the end of World War II, and he asserted himself by offering a different approach to kinetic art.

 

Self-taught artist by conviction, he managed to create an inextricable link between art and science by combining elements of nature and physics in his sculpturing.

 

Takis, as a “tireless worker of the magnetic fields …” continues to this date to experiment and create kinetic works of art that have inspired painters, sculptors and poets of his generation, as well as his contemporaries.

With the courtesy of Takis Foundation.

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