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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Asia

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the foremost early champions of performance art in Korea in the 1960s and 70s, Lee Kun-Yong’s thought-provoking pieces infused new spiritual energy into a Korean avant-garde art movement during post-war recovery. A pioneering figure in the “Space and Time” and “Avant-Garde” art groups, he is from the same era as contemporary performance artist Marina Abramovic. Lee’s participation in the São Paulo Biennale in 1979 consolidated his position as one of the key figures of the Korean contemporary art.

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Bodyscape 76-1-2019

2019
signed and dated '2019 Lee K Y' lower right; further signed with the artist's initials and titled 'Lee K Y Lee Kunyong [in Korean and English] "Bodyscape 76-1-2019"' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
60.6 x 72.7 cm. (23 7/8 x 28 5/8 in.)
Painted in 2019.

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 240,000 
€13,700-27,400
$15,400-30,800

Sold for HK$225,000

Contact Specialist
Isaure de Viel Castel
Head of Department, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Charlotte Raybaud
Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019