Antik A.S. to Offer an Exceptional Auction of Modern and Contemporary Turkish Art

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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 March 20, 2011 at the Swissotel the Bosphorus and will present selected 185 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 20th March. One of the highlights being offered in the sale is titled “VAV”, a large spectacular canvas by Erol Akayavas (1932-1999), one of the most important Turkish artists whose painting “The Siege” had fetched 1.274.000 EURO in April 2010, the world record price for any modern Turkish work of art sold at auction. His museum quality canvas in this sale is expected to realize 300,000 to 400,000 Euro. An untitled abstract by Ferruh Basaga (1915-2010), the largest