• "Ali Can, can idin, candan idin, neden boyle gittin? Tolga"
    - TolgaRipe
  • "Such a tragic loss for the art world. And how very sad for..."
    - Sibel Bulay
  • "You are missed."
    - A Friend
  • "Ali Can Ertug war Absolvent der deutschen Schule in..."
    - Tim Hilker
  • "We have lost one of the warmest, most charming and..."
    - Hussah Sabah Salem al-Sabah

ERTUG--Ali Can. Sotheby's is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague and friend, Ali Can Ertug, who died in Manhattan on Monday night. Ali Can played a key role in the development of Sotheby's new auctions of Turkish Contemporary Art in London and in Sotheby's expanding presence in Turkey. In a very short time with us, and at far too young an age, he leaves an indelible mark. We extend our condolences to his family and his friends. We will miss him.

Published in The New York Times on May 6, 2010