In the latest art crime, a so-called ‘Picasso” has just been seized in Eastern Turkey, along with several other works believed to belong to a museum in Iraq.
Posts Tagged: Turkey
Performance art brings Turkey’s Gezi protests to the world – and to history – in a celebration of freedom and the use of “disproportionate intellect.”
I first saw Selma Aygun’s paintings on a cell phone in Madrid. They were delicate and intimate, inviting you to come closer to their world.
As the conflict in Turkey rages on, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has particularly targeted “artists and intellectuals,” whom he calls the “marauders” and… More ›
Six hundred sixty-six women, dead. All of them victims of domestic abuse, all of them Turkish.
Contemporary Istanbul sales indicate some slow progress in the market – but will the reality of the market — or the art — ever match the hype?
The truth about the Istanbul art scene: despite the press hype, it looks a lot different than you may think. Part one of a series that explores the back story.
Turkey is demanding the repatriation of treasures from museums worldwide. But their approach may be cutting off their cultural future.