Exhibit opens ahead of March 17 auction
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Among the pieces at the auction will be Nejad Melih Devrim’s painting.A collection of 264 pieces of modern and contemporary Turkish and foreign art that will be sold in the 23rd “Beyaz Müzayede” auction on March 17 have gone on display in the Sofa Hotel. The artworks will be on display until March 16.
Among the pieces to be sold at the auction will be Nejad Melih Devrim’s painting depicting his wife Maria. He met Maria in his early years in Paris, married her, and in 1947 painted “Maria A Chantres.” This painting is thus one of the most important of his lifetime.
Center of attraction
The first Beyaz Müzayede of 2013 has two of Devrim’s masterpieces from his 1950 period. At the late Maçka Mezat auction two of his abstract compositions from the Santralistanbul collection were sold at record auction prices. Devrim has painted only a few large abstract canvases.
In addition, masterpieces such as Komet’s “The Vessel of Effigy,” Alaettin Aksoy’s “A Bayram Morning in Sulukule,” Mehmet Güleryüz’s “The Homosexual and the Sailor,” Ömer Uluç’s “Woman on all fours and Men tottering” and “Magician and Lovers” are all among the works being previewed at Sofa Hotel ahead of the auction. In memory of the late Burhan Doğançay, who recently passed away, the auction will also include a number of his works from different periods.