Nejad Melih Devrim painting highlights Beyaz Art’s March Sale

on Monday, 18 March 2013. Posted in Art News, March, ---2013---

Contemporary Art Museum auctions off its Collection

On 17 March 2013 Beyaz Müzayede Auction House offered 264 works of Turkish and international contemporary art in its 23rd auction at the Sofa Hotel, including 10 pieces by Burhan Doğançay, 4 of them from the „Ribbons Series,“ as well as 4 works by Nejad Melih Devrim, 2 of them from his 1950 period. Other artists represented in the sale were Alaettin Aksoy, Mehmet Güleryüz, Ömer Uluç, Komet and Taner Ceylan.

Devrim’s “Abstract Composition” was the highlight of the sale, fetching TRL 1,100,000. Doğançay’s work “Untitled” was sold for TRL 190,000, while Uluç’s “Woman on all fours and Men tottering” went for TRL 450,000. Nejad Melih Devrim’s famous painting of his wife ‘Maria A Chantres’ from 1947, which is part of every book about the artist, sold for TRL 250,000.

Komet’s “The Vessel of Effigy” fetched TRL 200,000 , Alaettin Aksoy’s “A Bayram Morning in Sulukule,” went for TRL 100,000, Mehmet Güleryüz’s “The Homosexual and the Sailor,”for TRL210,000. Ömer Uluç’s “Magician and Lovers” was sold for TRL 425,000.

Komet, The Vessel of Effigy
Komet, The Vessel of Effigy, 1992, oil on canvas, 98 x 195 cm. Sold for TRL 200,000 (Estimate: TRL 140,000-180,000) Photo: Beyaz Art

Nejad Melih Devrim, Abstract Composition and Maria A Chantres
Left: Nejad Melih Devrim, Abstract Composition, 1955, oil on canvas, 197 x 96 cm. Sold for TRL 1,100,000 (Estimate: TRL 500,000-700,000) Photo: Beyaz Art
Right: Nejad Melih Devrim, Maria A Chantres, 1947, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 65 cm. Sold for TRL 250,000 (Estimate: TRL 80,000-110,000) Photo: Beyaz Art

Burhan Dogancay, Untitled
Burhan Dogancay, Untitled, 1977, acrylic on canvas, 122,5 x 121,9 cm. Sold for TRL 190,000 (Estimate: TRL 170,000-220,000) Photo: Beyaz Art

Ömer Uluc, Woman on all fours and Men tottering
Ömer Uluc, Woman on all fours and Men tottering, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 144 x 210 cm. Sold for TRL 450,000 (Estimate: TRL 350,000-450,000) Photo: Beyaz Art

Aksoy and Guleryuz
Left: Alaettin Aksoy, A Bayram Morning in Sulukule, 1988, oil on canvas ,114 x 146 cm. Sold for TRL 100,000 (Estimate: TRL 80,000-110,000) Photo: Beyaz Art
Right: Mehmet Güleryüz, The Homosexual and the Sailor, 1987, oil on canvas, 190 x 130 cm. Sold for TRL 210,000 (Estimate: TRL 180,000-240,000) Photo: Beyaz Art

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