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Record broken as Ottoman artist’s painting sells for £6.3m in London

A rare work by Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey has sold for £6,315,000, setting a new world record price for the artist at auction. The picture of a young woman reading the Qur’an fetched the record-breaking fee at an auction of 19thcentury European, Victorian and British Impressionist art at the Bonhams auction house on New […]

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Hussein Chalayan puts spotlight on “isolated North Nicosia” as guest editor of Wallpaper* Magazine

The latest edition of Wallpaper* – the world’s leading publication for architecture, design, fashion, art and interiors – sees Hussein Chalayan MBE as one of two guest editors. The fashion designer uses the opportunity to put the spotlight on his hometown of northern Nicosia in Cyprus, which remains internationally isolated due to the ongoing dispute […]

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Cyprus artworks and recordings hidden for nearly 50 years to go on show

Paintings and audio-visual recordings that have been gathering dust for almost five decades are to go on show in Cyprus at an exhibition, it has been announced. They will be displayed to the public for the first time since 1974, the United Nations spokesperson in Cyprus said on behalf of the island’s bicommunal Technical Committee […]

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Rare Süleyman the Magnificent portrait fetches £5.3m at London auction

A portrait of Ottoman ruler Süleyman the Magnificent has been sold for more than £5.3 million at an auction in London. The 500-year-old painting went under the hammer on Wednesday, 1 May, for a total of £5,323,500. That was more than 15 times the initial estimate of £250,000 to £350,000, according to auction house Sotheby’s. […]

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Hala at the V&A – and you can see her too!

This Friday, the V&A – one of London’s premiere museum spaces – will screen Hala, or paternal aunt in Turkish. The work of talented young artist Şenay Camgöz, who specialises in moving image and performance, Hala is “a fierce, intelligent and resentful woman, a powerful and enduring archetype”. The actor-turned-filmmaker says she created the character “to explore […]

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Tracey Emin’s new exhibition A Fortnight of Tears opens at White Cube Bermondsey

One of Britain’s most prominent contemporary artists opens a new exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey today. Tracey Emin’s solo show ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ brings together new works that stem from the artist’s personal memories and emotions, ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love. Of Turkish Cypriot heritage through her father Enver Emin, Tracey […]

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‘Istanbul meets London’ in third art exhibition
 

Work by nine top Turkish artists living in Turkey and Britain has gone on display in east London for the third “Istanbul Meets London” exhibition. Organised by art consultants Zeynep Ober and Gülce İlken, the event features a range of artworks including sculptures, marbling art, paintings and Anatolian handcrafted jewellery. The“exquisite”exhibition aims to “breathe a […]