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PTE Fine Arts records, 1953-2007

Historical Note

PTE Fine Arts (est. 1987) is a private art gallery in New York, New York, specializing in Post War and Contemporary painting, sculpture, and works on paper, founded by Takis Efstathiou (1944- ). Efstathiou was director of the Tchernov Gallery in New York before opening the Ericson Gallery in 1977. Theodoros Stamos, Rudolf Bauer, Hans Hinterreiter, Hilla Rebay, and William Baziotes were among the modern artists that exhibited at the gallery. In 1987, Efstathiou began dealing under the business name PTE Fine Arts. Efstathiou's sons, Paul and Eric, joined the business in 2001.