Someone's Window (Napoléon Bonaparte)

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  • Exhibited

    13th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale, 29 August - 25 November 2012, another

  • Catalogue Essay

    Kim Heewon photographed this image in Milan’s Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, which is housed in Napoléon’s former in-town residence Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte. When the present work, depicting a partially opened balcony door in 1:1 scale, is displayed on a wall, it functions to further extend both space and time. The illusionary effect of Kim’s composition is that it not only transforms and expands the space in which it is hung but also transports the viewer to another place and time. In his ongoing Someone’s Window series, he asks, ‘what would it be like to step into the shoes of the extraordinary and see what they see?’ Kim is a multimedia artist whose creative output spans multiple fields, including photography, video and design. His work resides in various collections, including the Rossana Orlandi Collection, Italy and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

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Someone's Window (Napoléon Bonaparte)

2011
Archival pigment print, face-mounted to Diasec.
Image: 225 x 150 cm (88 5/8 x 59 in.)
Frame: 230 x 155 cm (90 1/2 x 61 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number AP1 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 10 + 1 AP. This image exists only in this size and edition.

Please note that the artist’s name appears in Korean order with the surname before the forename.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

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London Auction 16 May 2019