November 02, 2012

Istanbul Takes New York: A Look at 4 Fall Shows From Turkey's Surging Art Scene


In recent years, art analysts have alternately described the rise of the Turkish market as both a bubble and a long-brewing boom. Whichever turns out to be true in the long run, there’s no denying its explosion. Sotheby’s London launched its first auction dedicated to modern and contemporary Turkish art in 2009, bringing in $1.3 million during the inaugural edition. The next year, sales nearly doubled.

Galleries appear to have taken note. While the prices at the Sotheby’s sale in April cooled a bit, dealers in New York have organized a crop of shows devoted to Turkish artists this fall. From galleries specializing in the Middle East, like Chelsea’s Leila Heller, to the more Euro-centric Sperone Westwater, here’s a look at where to spot the group of trendy Turks in the months to come...

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