Following the huge successes achieved by Sothebys
in the field of Turkish Contemporary Art since pioneering international auctions in this collecting category in 2009, Sothebys confirms that its next sale of Turkish Contemporary Art will take place in London on 7 April, 2011.
Sothebys is also delighted to announce that Elif Bayoglu, who joined the company in 2008 and has played an instrumental role in each of Sothebys auctions in this increasingly important field, has been appointed Head of Sale. Elif will continue to be supported by Dalya Islam, Sothebys Consultant in Modern and Contemporary Turkish, Arab and Iranian Art, Oya Delahaye, Head of Sothebys Turkish Office, and Edward Gibbs, Senior Director and Head of Sothebys Middle East, India and Turkey Department.
Commenting on Elf Bayoglus appointment, Edward Gibbs, Senior Director and Head of Sothebys Middle East, India and Turkey Department, said: We are delighted that Elif has taken on responsibility as Head of Sale for our auctions of Turkish Contemporary Art. Sothebys auctions in this field are an extremely important part of the companys business and we are very pleased that Elif will now play an even more central role in developing this collecting field at Sothebys.
Among the modern and contemporary highlights already consigned for sale is Mubin Orhons 1977 oil on canvas Untitled which is estimated at £50,000-70,000.