Sotheby’s London sale of Contemporary Turkish Art took in £1.3m with 70% of the lots sold (50/71). The results are mixed but several works posted strong prices even in this parlous economic climate. The cover lot, Taner Ceylan’s hyper-realistic portrait of a bloodied boxer in the ring entitled Spiritual, went for £70,000 with premium which is well above the £40,000 high estimate. The most expensive work of the sale was Mubin Orhon’s untitled abstract painting that was estimated in the £60-80,000 range but landed £193,250 with premium. Orhon had two other paintings among the top ten lots. Fahrelnissa Zeid came in a little above the high estimate for Le Minotaure at £85,250.