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Antik A.S. to offer an exceptional auction of modern and contemporary Turkish art
Burhan Doğançay “Ribbon”.

ISTANBUL.- Antik A.S., the leading auction house in Turkey, will offer exceptional paintings by the most important Modern & Contemporary Turkish Artists. The auction will take place on October 22, 2011 at the Swissotel the Bosphorus and will present selected 175 lots among the finest which ever to have appeared on the market for the first time. Special collection will be exhibited in Antik A.S. galleries until 22nd of October.

One of the highlights being offered in the sale is titled “The Pianist”, a large spectacular canvas by Fahrel Nissa Zeid (1901-1991) one of the most important Turkish artists whose 3 paintings had fetched over 1,000,000 USD in Antik A.S. auction and Sotheby’s auctions. The artist’s museum quality canvas in upcoming auction has a 300,000 USD auction starting price. Also an untitled abstract by Zeid fomr 1949, one of the rarest and most important work by the artist ever to appear at auction, is expected to realize 400,000 to 600,000 USD. Another modern Turkish masterpiece which will be offered at auction is oil painting by Erol Akyavas. The opening bid for this exceptional work of art dated 1979, which belongs to Artist’s family collection is 100,000 USD.

Olgac Artam, auctioneer of the sale, said “the sale is giving buyers an opportunity to own museum quality masterpieces. The top lots Fahrel Nissa Zeid’s masterpieces are extraordinary paintings which has never been in the market before. Not only being monumental canvas’ from the artist’s most prominent period, the provenance is also very important. The paintings are from H.R.H. Prince Raad Zeid Al-Hussein’s collection. Such paintings are rarely seen outside of a museum.” Artam also invites all those who appreciate quality art to view the display before the sale.

“Ribbon”, which was painted by Burhan Doğançay in 1972 carries an opening bid of 400,000 USD. There will also be other very special works on auction from the same artist’s series, Big Bucks, Doors and Walls.

Besides these lots, works by Modern Turkish art's most important representatives, Ömer Uluç, Mehmet Güleryüz, Adnan Çoker, Alaettin Aksoy, Neşe Erdok, Hakkı Anlı, Abddurrahman Öztoprak, Güngör Taner, Avni Arbaş, Orhan Peker, Neşe Erdok, Cihat Burak, Komet, Turan Erol, Ergin Inan, Kemal Onsoy, Gungor Taner, Asim Işler, Abddurrahman Oztoprak, Zekai Ormancı, Mustafa Ata, Nazif Topçuğlu, Canan Tolon, Ansen, Bedri Baykam and Azade Koker works will also be offered in the sale.

Olgaç Artam is organizing the auction which will be held at the Swissotel The Bosphorus on October 22, 2011 is orginised by Olgac Artam. Presenting a very important auction in the field of Modern and Contemporary Turkish Art, featuring works by artists who were great masters in their periods. A special catalogue has been prepared for the collection that will be on displayed at the Antik A.S. main building, until 22nd of October. Many examples of the museum-quality artworks and masterpieces from 1950s to this day will be presented in the auction.

Antik A.Ş. the leading auction house in Turkey, is holding all the auction records for Turkish art market. Some of the last season’s successful sales include Erol Akyavas’s “The Siege” (1,274,000 EURO) and “vav” 565,000 EURO. Burhan Dogancay’s “Symphony in Blue” (1,260.000 EURO), Mübin Orhon’s “Abstract” (696,048 EURO) and Fahr El Nisa Zeid’s “London” (650,000 EURO), “Abstract” (550,000 EURO).

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