Auction: Tue 4 Oct - Tue 18 Oct 2022
Sat 24 Sep 2022 - Wed 28 Sep 2022
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm
This October, Christie’s is thrilled to partner with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) to celebrate its 50th anniversary and benefit the institution’s new Young Artists Fund.
Twenty-three artworks donated by established and emerging contemporary artists will be offered across two auctions in London, the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale (14 October) and First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online (4-18 October). Highlights include two enchanting portraits by Beauford Delaney painted in Turkey and held in the same private collection since 1966, important works by Mehmet Güleryüz and Shirin Neshat, an exciting sculptural piece by Refik Anadol and specially commissioned works by contemporary Turkish artists including Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim.
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts has been dedicated to promoting culture and the arts since 1973, organising the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, the Istanbul Biennial, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, İKSV initiated a Young Artists Fund to support the production of ambitious projects by artists across disciplines in Turkey, continuing their efforts towards the development of emerging artists and audiences in Turkey by building strong international ties.
Istanbul Calling | All artworks on view
24 September, 12pm – 5pm
25 September, 12pm – 5pm
26 September, 9am – 5pm & 6pm – 9pm
27 September, 9am – 5pm
28 September, 9am – 5pm
all images © the gallery and the artist(s)