Çallı's discovered paintings to be sold
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
AA photoFamous Turkish artist İbrahim Çallı’s mythological artwork “Kayalıklarda Yıkanan Çıplaklar” (Nudes bathing on a bluff) is expected to sell for a record price on Nov. 4 after being found in an old house. The piece will open at 400,000 Turkish Liras at the first auction on the Anatolian side of Istanbul.
Other Side Auction hopes to start a new trend in the Istanbul art scene by bringing a new auction event to the Anatolian side of the city, as usually such auctions take place on the European side. It will be held at the International Art Center (IAC) in the Bağlarbaşı district and will feature the work of contemporary Turkish artists.
Approximately 400 works of art will be offered at the auction, with Çallı’s three-meter-long creation as the highlight.
Çallı created the piece while he was on Kaşık Island, where Atatürk had given him a residence. The painting was made for his doctor, Mehmet Medeni Akman, and stayed in Akman’s home for many years before it was given to experts for restoration.
İbrahim Safi, Nazmi Ziya, Sabri Berkel, Avni Arbaş, Nuri Abaç, Fikret Mualla, Adnan Çoker, Abidin Dino and Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu are among the other artists whose collections will be featured at the auction.