Kim Tschang-Yeul - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • “The reason for drawing drops of water is to dissolve everything into drops of water and return it transparently into nothingness. When we have turned anger, unease, and fear into emptiness, we can experience peace and harmony. Unlike others, who mostly wish to expand their egos, I prefer to search for a way to express my ego by aiming at its extinction.”
    — Kim Tschang-Yeul



    Installation video to accompany the first posthumous exhibition of Kim Tschang-Yuel, Water Drops, presented by Almine Rech in London between 4 March – 10 April 2021

    • Provenance

      Pyo Gallery, Seoul
      Private Collection (acquired from the above in 2008)
      Sotheby's, London, 22 October 2020, lot 330
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Beijing, The National Museum of China, Exhibition of Kim Tschang Yeul Works, May - June 2005
      Seoul, Pyo Gallery, Kim Tschang Yeul, 2005, p. 122 (illustrated)


Recurrence CTM818

signed and numbered 'CTM 818 T. Kim [in English and Hanja]' on the right edge
oil and ink on canvas
72.5 x 59.7 cm. (28 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)
Executed in 1981.

Full Cataloguing

HK$250,000 - 450,000 

Sold for HK$630,000

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Danielle So
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
+852 2318 2027

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022