TRIBUTE | Alekos Fassianos always believed that an artist should create with what they know

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Viktoria Fassianou, daughter of Greek contemporary artist Alekos Fassianos, stands next to ceramics, artworks and furnitures created by her father in his house in Athens, on September 29, 2021, prior to the opening in the fall of 2022 of a museum in his name. (Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)
Viktoria Fassianou, daughter of Greek contemporary artist Alekos Fassianos, stands next to ceramics, artworks and furnitures created by her father in his house in Athens, on September 29, 2021, prior to the opening in the fall of 2022 of a museum in his name. (Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

On a quiet street lined with orange trees, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of Greece's capital Athens, lies the house of renowned contemporary artist Alekos Fassianos.

Paintings, lithographs, ceramics and tapestries line the walls, but the secrets of the three-storey building's eye-catching interior are rarely unveiled to the outside world.

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