Ilhwa Kim - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle Hong Kong Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • “All paper is originally white and dyed in diverse kinds of colours for each work… Dyed paper has its own unintended gradation and irregularity, which can be found all over nature. It helps create the different texture and contrast of colours that are quite distinct from the mixture of paint… After the dyeing process, a combination of different paper sheets are rolled and cut by the required various sizes for each work. Rolled paper becomes extremely durable and you cannot cut it even by a knife. Heavy paper cutting machines are used for the cutting process. People regard paper as fragile, but rolled paper becomes quite close to tender wood… I keep the process open until the last second, while I listen to the whispering of the paper units.”
    — Ilhwa Kim


     Detail of the present work 


    • Provenance

      HOFA Gallery, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      London, HOFA Gallery, ILWHA KIM: Real Life Architecture, 6 - 20 October 2022


Tuner’s Notes

signed, titled and dated '"Tuner's notes" 2022 IL HWA KIM [in English and Korean]' on the reverse
hand-dyed Hanji paper, in artist's frame
164 x 132 cm. (64 5/8 x 51 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2022, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by HOFA Gallery.

Full Cataloguing

HK$300,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$1,008,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle

Hong Kong Auction 30 November 2022