Modern and Contemporary Turkish Art Auction at Antik A.S. Totals $ 9.5 Million


ISTANBUL.- Antik A.S. in Istanbul, the sale of Modern and Contemporary Turkish Art totals of $9,500,000 within the presale estimate of $6 million. Competition was fierce for many of the top lots, with multiple bidders participating. Erol Akyavas’s monumental “VAV” was the top-selling lot in the sale.. 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 the sale was expected to realize 300,000 to 400,000 Euro. “VAV” brought a remarkable 566.000 EURO with many competing paddles.. Further highlights of 266th sale included Ferruh Bağaşa’s oil on canvas, which was sold for artist’s world auction record 339,000 EURO. Burhan Dogancay’s “Cone on a Wall” brought 240,000 EURO. Olga