Turkish art find buyer at auction

Turkish art find buyer at auction

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish art find buyer at auction

Çoker’s masterpiece, ‘Retrospective III’ was sold for 650,000 liras.

The Beyaz Auction House held the last auction of the year on Dec. 18 at Istanbul’s Sofa Hotel. A total of 201 artworks by the masters of Turkish painting were offered at the auction.

One of Adnan Çoker’s most important masterpieces, “Retrospective III,” found a buyer for 650,000 Turkish Liras at the auction. The retrospective is also one of the five biggest paintings that the artist made in his life.

In the auction, Ömer Uluç’s painting “Nude and Cat” was sold for 500,000 liras while Fahrelnşsa Zeid’s “Autoportrait,” which is not very well known, was sold for 350,000 liras. The painting, which was found in Zeid’s family collection, has the artist’s Arabic signature.

Contemporary Turkish artist Mehmet Güleryüz, Komet and Engin İnan were also included in the auction. Güleryüz’s work “You annoy me” sold for 200,000 liras.

Among 11 Burhan Doğançay paintings from different periods, “Purple Ribbon” found a buyer for 180,000 liras.