Masterpieces go under gavel
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
The Beyaz Auction House will sell paintings and sculptures by famous artists. The works will be on display between Oct 12 and 18.Turkish artists Taner Ceylan, Alaettin Aksoy and Komet will be front and center when the Beyaz Auction House opens its new season next week with a total of 198 works from 125 local and international artists.
The auction house has published three different covers for its 21st auction catalog featuring exclusive works. One of the covers belongs to Ceylan, while the others belong to Aksoy and Komet. Ceylan’s featured work, “Je t’aime Peggy,” was made in 2009 and measures 140-by-200 centimeters. The work is regarded as one of the artist’s most important works and reflects his hyperrealist style. “Je t’aime Peggy” is expected to fetch 250,000 to 350,000 Turkish Liras.
The second catalog cover features Aksoy’s “On the artificial nobilities II,” one of his most renowned works. The painting, which is expected to go for between 150,000 and 200,000 liras, depicts the fantastic fiction of reality and dreams.
The third highlight of the auction is another catalog cover by Komet featuring his “This is the painting on how the Kuledibi poets were deceived by the muse,” which was made between 2011 and 2012 and measures 185-by-185 centimeters. The painting repeats themes that Komet has frequently used in the past, namely mystery, fear and anxiety. The estimated purchase price for the work is 90,000 to 130,000 liras.
Sculptures to be sold, too
In addition to the paintings, the 21st Beyaz Auction on Oct. 18 will give a prominent place to sculptures, with a work from Seyhun Topuz’s “knots” series likely to be sold for between 80,000 and 110,000 liras.
Another sculpture, Kortay Ariş’s “Riding movement,” is also expected to fetch between 45,000 and 60,000 liras.Works from famous sculptor Yaşam Şaşmazer, who has broken records at past auctions, will also go under the hammer at the event, with organizers hoping to sell his “Give Some Bear,” which was made from wood, for 80,000 to 120,000 liras. Şaşamazer has already broken high records in earlier auctions.
Art from Burhan Doğançay, who also had a retrospective exhibition at Istanbul Modern, is also set to go on sale at the auction next week. One of his works on offer is “Big Spider Web,” which is from his “Ribbon” series and measures 153-by-153 centimeters. The works will be offered to the lot at a price between 350,000 and 450,000 liras.
Abstract painters of Turkish contemporary art, such as Adnan Çoker and Abdurrahman Öztoprak are some of the other important figures whose works are slated to move at the auction. Erol Akyavaş’s work from 1987 titled “Ruzname,” meanwhile, will be offered for between 225,000 and 300,000 liras. Also set for sale is “Glitch IV” from Canan Tolon, as well as Kemal Önsoy’s works from the 1970s, 1980s and 2000s.
World-renowned surrealist artist Yüksel Arslan’s masterpieces will also be offered at the auction.
Rounding out some of the famous names at the sale are Ömer Uluç Nedim Günsür, Nuri Abaç, Ramazan Bayrakoğlu, İrfan Önürmen, Ansen Atilla, Erinç Seymen, Güçlü Öztekin and Murat Pulat.
The works will be on display ahead of the auction at Istanbul’s Sofa Hotel between Oct. 12 and 17.
Famous Artists from abroad
A number of international artists’ masterpieces will go under the gavel when the 21st Beyaz Auction is held Oct. 18.
Works from artists such as Sarah Morris, Gudmundur Erro, Jan Voss, Dado, Peter Kogler, Benjamin Moravec, Carlos Aires and Enrique Marty are among the artists that will be at the auction. Erro’s famous work from the 1970s, “The Speed of Monkey Spaceman,” will be offered to the lot for between 90,000 and 130,000 Turkish Liras. The piece is 162-by-130 centimeters in size.