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Turkish Impressionist masterpiece by Nazmi Ziya to be auctioned by Antik A.S. Auction House
Turkish impressionist artist Nazmi Ziya’s “Artist’s house” oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm.

ISTANBUL.- Antik A.Ş. Auction House will organize its 280th auction on December 15 at Shangri-La Bosphrous Hotel. The leading items in the sale will be the paintings by Nazmi Ziya, Ibrahim Callı, Halil Pasa, Sami Yetik, Sevket Dag and Hikmet Onat.

One of the highlights being offered in the sale is a spectacular painting by Nazmi Ziya, one of the most important impressionist Turkish artists. The painting depicting “the artist’s house” will have a 500,000 Turkish lira starting price. (250,000 USD) The oil on canvas painting is considered one of the iconic works of the artist and has a very significant place in Turkish impressionist art.

The other highlights of the sale will be four previously unseen works by İbrahim Çallı, Feyham Duran’s “portrait”, Hikmet Onat’s “Istanbul” scenes and Ottoman antiques.. Turgay Artam, auctioneer of the sale, says “the sale is giving buyers an opportunity to own high quality works. The top lot Nazmi Ziya “Artist’s House” is an extraordinary painting which has never been in the market before. Not only being an iconic work from the artist’s most popular 1910’s period, it is also in a perfect condition, and has a prestigious provenanace” Artam also invites all those who appreciate quality art to view the display before the sale.

Important part of the auction will cover exceptional works of Turkish calligraphy. Calligraphists like Yedi Kuleli, Hafız Osman, Derviş Ali, , Kazasker Mustafa İzzet and Mehmed Aziz Rufai works will be on the sale 15th of December sale. Antik A.S. Chairman of the board, Turgay Artam is organizing the auction which will be held at the Shangri La Bosphorus. Founded in 1981 by Nurcan and Turgay Artam, Antik A.Ş. was the first fully professional auction house established in Turkey. Antik A.S. organized the first Antiques Fair in the country and conducted great sales during the last 30 years and today remains as the leader Auction House in Turkish Art Market.

A special catalogue has been prepared for the collection including Ottoman arts, 19th century European Art and furniture, which will be on displayed at the Antik A.S. main building, Istanbul.

The works can be viewed until the 15th of December 2013 A catalogue may be requested or you can visit the website to view an online catalogue.

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