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In Southampton, A World Famous Iconographer Wraps Up His Final Installation

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Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work.  DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work. DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work.  DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work. DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work.  DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work. DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work.  DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work. DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work.  DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work. DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work.  DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday. The church will be his last work. DANA SHAW

The dome of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox was done earlier by iconographer George Filippakis.   DANA SHAW

The dome of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox was done earlier by iconographer George Filippakis. DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis  with sketches of the remaining works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. The church will be his last work.  DANA SHAW

Iconographer George Filippakis with sketches of the remaining works on the ceiling of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. The church will be his last work. DANA SHAW

By: Alec Giufurta on Aug 3, 2021
High up on a cascade of steel scaffolding, George Filippakis pastes his canvas to the ceiling — with good maintenance, he says, the Byzantine art will last forever, leaving a... more

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