December 3, 2010

Sotheby’s Turkish Contemporary Art Sale 2011

Sotheby’s Next Annual Turkish Contemporary Art Sale to take place on 7 April, 2011


MUBIN ORHON, Untitled, oil on canvas, 1977, 130 x 97cm. Courtesy of Sotheby's

MUBIN ORHON, Untitled, oil on canvas, 1977, 130 x 97cm.
Estimate: £50,000 - 70,000
Image courtesy of Sotheby's


Following the huge successes achieved by Sotheby’s in the field of Turkish Contemporary Art since pioneering international auctions in this collecting category in 2009, Sotheby’s confirm that its next sale of Turkish Contemporary Art will take place in London on 7 April, 2011.

Among the modern and contemporary highlights already consigned for sale is Mubin Orhon’s 1977 oil on canvas Untitled which is estimated at £50,000-70,000.

ELIF BAYOGLU Appointed Head of Sale

Sotheby’s also announce that Elif Bayoglu, who joined the company in 2008 and has played an instrumental role in each of Sotheby’s auctions  in this increasingly important field, has been appointed Head of Sale. Elif Bayoglu will continue to be supported by Dalya Islam, Sotheby’s Consultant in Modern and Contemporary Turkish, Arab and Iranian Art, Oya Delahaye, Head of Sotheby’s Turkish Office, and Edward Gibbs, Senior Director and Head of Sotheby’s Middle East, India and Turkey Department.

Commenting on Elf Bayoglu’s appointment, Edward Gibbs said:  “We are delighted that Elif has taken on responsibility as Head of Sale for our auctions of Turkish Contemporary Art. Sotheby’s auctions in this field are an extremely important part of the company’s business and we are very pleased that Elif will now play an even more central role in developing this collecting field at Sotheby’s.”