Taner Ceylan’s 1881 (From the Lost Painting Series) (lot 7) surpassed the previous auction record by more than £50,000 and doubled its pre-sale high estimate of £45,000 to fetch £121,250/ $188,034/ 277,517 TRY.
ASIAN STYLE: TURKEY (II)－How Turkish Art Entered Global Market
With a thriving artistic atmosphere since 2004, the Turkish art scene was gradually growing in the market and preparing itself for take-off through galleries, art spaces, private museums, art centers, art fairs, and auctions.In 2008, Christie’s Dubai inaugurated its first sales of <International Modern and Contemporary Art>,followed by Sotheby’s <Contemporary Art Turkish>in London in 2009, which yielded more than $2 million. A year later, the turnover doubled and successfully introduced Turkish contemporary art into the global market, attracting attention from collectors and investors from around the world.
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