Auction to be held for the visually impaired
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Burhan Doğançay’s ‘Black SST’ is one of the works in the auction.Antik AŞ is gearing up to organize a new auction on May 25 at Antik Palace. The auction will include the works of famous contemporary artists’ paintings, sculptures and installations such as Erol Akyavaş, Burhan Doğançay, Mübin Orhon, Ferruh Başağa, Adnan Çoker, Mehmet Güleyüz, Komet, Nejad Melih Devrim and Ömer Uluç.
The auction will also have a unique aspect; the company will be selling a work for the visually impaired, which was made for Hüsamettin Koçan. The work was made with reliefs on it so that it can be felt and experienced by visually impaired people. The work will be given a starting price of 5,000 Turkish Liras. Before the auction there will be an exhibit.
The exhibition will feature the painting, installation and sculpture works of artists İnci Eviner, Azade Köker, Canan Tolon, İrfan Önürmen, Ahmet Elhan and Haluk Akakçe.
Burhan Doğançay’s “Black SST,” from 1982, and Erol Akyavaş’s “The traces of sacred and hidden things,” from 1986, are also up for auction.
Earlier a work from Akyavaş’s 1989 “Kabe” series was sold for 2.9 million liras. At an auction on Nov. 18, one of the highlights of the sale was Akyavaş’s
“Fallen City,” a monumental canvas from 1982 sold for 1.3 million liras. It had an estimated value of $300,000 to $400,000 and had been expected to generate tremendous excitement among buyers.