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  • Antonakis, Study of Kouros place (Mike just lost his tooth at the skate ramp), 2015, oil on canvas, 24 1/4 × 36 1/4".

    David Sampethai and Antonakis

    Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery

    “Two Johns” was the visual articulation of a movie not yet made. The exhibition was a collaboration between two young artists, David Sampethai and Antonakis, who together wove an elaborate narrative that involves a vampire and a werepanther—the Two Johns—and their “sworn eternal enemy (Mr. Grin),” a tower and a pink mansion on the island of Naxos, and a series of “unexpected events.” The result was a show that introduced a narrative stitched together from set pieces, disconnected scenes, and character studies presented by two artists in very different ways.

    The tale was told in the main

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