Dogancay, Ceylan and Orhon Headline Sotheby’s Sale of Contemporary Turkish Art


LONDON.- Sotheby’s London will be staging its annual London Sale of Contemporary Turkish Art on Thursday, April 7th, 2011. The auction will present 102 works by among the leading Modern and Contemporary Turkish artists, including Mubin Orhon, Burhan Dogancay and Taner Ceylan, in addition to artists new to the auction scene, such as Onur Gulfidan, Erdem Ergaz, Yasam Sasmazer and Mehmet Ali Uysal. The auction carries an estimate of £2,087,000-3,000,000. Whispering Wall II is an exceptionally rare work by Burhan Dogançay, which he executed in 1985. In the early 1960s Dogançay turned his attention to the urban walls which bore witness to the emotions and opinions of the people during a time of drastic political and social changes. With his Ribbons series, this time he looked upon his own cultural roots and his Eastern background and Western life which came together to create this striking new series. The ribbons painted in bright