Sotheby’s Contemporary Turkish Art Auction to Be Headlined by Mubin Orhon Paintings

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s announce that its annual Contemporary Turkish Art Auction in London on Thursday, 7th April, 2011 will this year feature an exceptional collection of paintings by the modern Turkish master, Mubin Orhon. This unique collection comes with impeccable provenance, having been amassed by Daniel Gervis, a French dealer, collector and patron of the arts since the 1960s. These four paintings, never before seen on the market, were purchased directly from the artist by Gervis and have remained in the same collection for almost 50 years. Combined, these four masterworks are estimated to realise in excess of £680,000. Commenting on the sale of these standout canvases, Elif Bayoglu, Head of Sale and Specialist in Sotheby’s Middle East, India and Turkey Department, said: “The large, Lyrical Abstract Expressionist compositions of Mubin are among the rarest from the artist’s oeuvre and it is a great honou