Art lovers and collectors to meet at auction
The auction will feature masterpieces, videos, pictures and sculptures by prominent Turkish and foreign artists. The 19th Beyaz Müzayede Auction will be organized in two sessions on March 17 and March 18 at the Conrad Hotel; the first session comprises 186 works of art while the second session will feature 174 pieces. Painting by Ferruh BaşağaSome 360 pieces of artwork will be up for sale when Beyaz Müzayede organizes the 19th Beyaz Contemporary and Modern Art Auction of 2012.
The auction will feature masterpieces, videos, pictures and sculptures by prominent Turkish and foreign artists. The 19th Beyaz Müzayede Auction will be organized in two sessions on March 17 and March 18 at the Conrad Hotel; the first session comprises 186 works of art while the second session will feature 174 pieces.
The famous “Alp,” by Taner Ceylan, who broke a record in 2011 when he sold a painting for $310,000 at Sotheby’s in London, will be put on sale within an estimated price range of 160,000 to 200,000 Turkish Liras. In the auction, there will also be three works by Canan Tolon.
The 19th Beyaz Müzayede auction displays seven prominent pieces by Turkish artist Haluk Akakçe, whose works figure among world collections and are currently exhibited at Galerist. Max Hetzler’s video “Shadow Machine,” which was shown in one of the most prominent art galleries of Germany, is considered one of the two most important videos of the artist and a piece of art which should be closely followed up by collectors and museums. Five pieces of the Colored Panel Series by Akakçe, who recently declared that he would limit himself to video and three-dimensional pieces, will also be on sale at the auction.
Ten prominent pieces of work – three of which are considered to be masterpieces – from Kemal Önsoy, an artist figuring among the most important mature representatives of Turkish Contemporary Art and whose works were sold at record prices at Beyaz Müzayede and other auctions in 2011, will also be on sale at the 19th Beyaz Müzayede Auction.
“Apple” a masterpiece of huge dimensions by Gülay Semercioğlu, a representative of the younger generation whose works are displayed in numerous collections, as well as “Yengeç/The Crab” by Leyla Gediz, will also be on sale at the auction.
The auction has masterpieces and prominent works by masters of Turkish modern art such as Orhan Peker, Neşet Günal and Nedim Gündüz. The famous “Kedili Özden” (Özden with a cat) painting, is one of the great masterpiece which is expected to attract the attention of collectors.
The works of Adnan Çoker, a master of Turkish abstract art whose works broke sales records at the 2011 Beyaz Müzayede auction, will also be displayed at the 2012 auction.
Four works by another Turkish contemporary master, Erol Akyavaş, from his “Kabe” series painted in 1989, as well as two from his “Kerbela” series, will also go under the hammer.
The 2012 auction will exhibit prominent works by pioneering Turkish contemporary artists such as Fahrelnisa Zeid, Nejad Melih Devrim, Mübin Orhon, Abidin Elderoğlu and Abidin Dino.
World-renowned masters of Turkish art
“Red Melody” a masterpiece by Fahrelnisa Zeid from the Maillol Museum in France that will go up for auction in the second session, is expected to reach an estimated selling price ranging between 300,000 and 400,000 Turkish Liras. “Ayın Yaradılışı/Creation of the Moon” by Elderoğlu and “Çin Seddi/The China Wall” by Devrim will also be presented for sale at the 19th Beyaz Müzayede Auction.
Two works from a book published by santralistanbul on Yüksel Arslan, a master of figurative art, in addition to five of the artist’s drawings and letters will be on sale at the auction, as well as seven works by Komet, a great master of Turkish figurative contemporary art who broke sales records at the 2011 auction.
“Hopital Psychiatrique,” a masterpiece painted by Komet in France between 1975 and 1979 that also features on the back cover page of the second session catalogue, is expected to be sold for between 80,000 and 120,000 liras.
Five works from various periods ranging between 1970 and 2000 of another great master of Turkish figurative contemporary art, Mehmet Güleryüz will also be on sale, including “Dinner,” one of the works of the artist’s “Green Period” in 1970.
Other works on sale at the auction include nine paintings by the late Turkish contemporary art master Ömer Uluç and seven works by the late Ferruh Başağa, including the famous “Güvercinler/Doves.” Both artists died in 2010. Nine works by Musrafa Ata, one of which figures on the cover of the book published by Bilim ve Sanat Galerisi / The Science and Art Gallery, two masterworks by Güngör Taner “Kuğunu Ölümü – Tchaikovski’ye Saygı / The death of the Swan – Homage to Tchaikovsky” and “La Dance Symphonique,” as well as six works by Zekai Ormancı who died at a young age in 2008.
The first session of the auction on March 17 includes also works by 11 prominent artists, including “Prison,” a masterpiece by U.S. artist Peter Halley, a world pioneer of Geometrical Abstract Art; “Catherina Dancing in Red Dress,” a work by British artist Julian Opie and “Portrait,” a work painted in 1994 by the master of German contemporary art, Marcus Lüpertz.