Yurtsever exhibition of single ‘pin painting’ opens in Bodrum

Yurtsever exhibition of single ‘pin painting’ opens in Bodrum

Özgen Acar
Yurtsever exhibition of single ‘pin painting’ opens in Bodrum

An exhibition featuring just one painting of Turkish artist Tuncay Yurtsever has opened at the Mor Art Gallery in the resort district of Bodrum. 

The exhibition displays one painting of the rug of the artist’s grandfather, made using 60,000 pins, which is a world record. 

Using spray paint, Yurtsever painted the pins in groups with a number of different colors. He then placed the pins on the canvas without making any drawing. To highlight the details, shadows and folds of the rug he placed the pins deeper into the canvas. 

The painting, titled “His Grandfather’s Rug,” has a sale value of $20,000. 

In his previous 68 paintings, Yurtsever used 3.5 million pins, weighing nearly half a ton.