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Works by Turkish masters featured in Artium's third Chamber Sale

June 2, 2014


Artium Sanatevi will hold the third auction of its Chamber Sale series next week in Istanbul, offering a selection of more than 300 modern and contemporary works by masters of Turkish painting at affordable prices.

A total of 343 works will go under the hammer on June 12 at the gallery's auction hall, marking Artium's 95th sale. The most expensive lot in the sale is a 60 by 70 centimeter oil on canvas still life painting by Orhan Peker, a student of 20th century Turkish artist Bedri Rahmi EyÜboglu and one of the members of "On'lar Grubu" (The Group Ten), formed by students of EyÜboglu who adhered to the importance to folkloric elements in their works.

Titled "Telgraf ÇiÇekleri" (tradescantias), the work has an opening bid of TL 70,000, according to a press release from the gallery. Another highlight of the sale is a painting by Feyhaman Duran, one of the representatives of the "Çalli Kusagi" (Çalli Generation) artist group made up of artists who went to Paris before World War I. Duran's "GÜnbatiminda Tekne" (a boat under the sunset), a 37.50 by 52.50 centimeter oil on cardboard, is priced at TL 20,000.

Works by Zeki Faik Izer, Adna Varinca, Onay Akbas and HÜsamettin KoÇan will also go under the hammer at next week's auction, which features works by young and promising artists of Turkey as well. Art lovers can see the auction works at Artium until June 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sunday.

(Cihan/Today's Zaman) CIHAN

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Source: Cihan News Agency (Turkey)

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