Choi Youngdon - Photographs London Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips
  • Catalogue Essay

    36 different globes at 36 different longitudes mark the passing of a single day in the present work by Choi Youngdon. Working over an eight-month period in 2008 while living in Canada, he collected 36 globes made in the 20th century from antique shops around Toronto then photographed each globe at a 10-degree difference in longitude, finally assembling the images as a single photograph to represent a full rotation of the Earth. For Choi, ‘the passage of time in this full rotation discloses the idea that physical time flows equally wherever we live, whenever we live.’ In this work, the artist presents a new way to visualise and consider existence, seeking to interrogate how we use time. His work has been exhibited internationally, including Korea’s Hangaram Art Museum and Gwangju Museum of Art, as well as the National Museum of Indonesia in Jakarta.



a day

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image: 70 x 157 cm (27 1/2 x 61 3/4 in.)
Frame: 89.5 x 177 cm (35 1/4 x 69 5/8 in.)

Signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered AP in ink on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 1 AP. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions.

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

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £11,875

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London Auction 16 May 2019