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  • Catalogue Essay

    Created in 1989, the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.

    Including:
    Diderot, one word is 1,000 dollars; Voltaire, Liberty, Reason; Marat, Assassination; David, The cultural revolution requires the ART revolution as the pre-requisite and as the pre-condition.; Olympe De Gouges, Women, French; Robespierre, Does the revolution justify the violence?; Danton, Oratory of Eloquence; Rousseau. Laozi also pleased for the return to Mother Nature

  • Artist Biography

    Nam June Paik

    American • 1932 - 2006

    Nam June Paik was born in Seoul in 1932, but was forced to flee with his family due to the Korean War. Settling in Japan in 1950, Paik studied classical piano at the University of Tokyo before moving again to West Germany to continue his studies in music. There, he began integrating his art and music practices. 

    Paik is widely considered the father of video art. In the 1960s and 1970s, he was an integral member of the Fluxus movement, which is known for producing experimental works that sought to create new art forms. In Paik’s 1969 manifesto, he declared, “I want to shape the TV screen canvas as precisely as Leonardo, as freely as Picasso, as colorfully as Renoir, as profoundly as Mondrian, as violently as Pollock, and as lyrically as Jasper Johns.” 

    Often incorporating television sets into his work, one of his most famous works, TV Cello, transformed the machines into a working instrument, and in other instances, such as Good Morning Mr. Orwell, he would use the television as a conduit for live performance pieces. Paik’s musings proved to be rather prophetic. He coined the term “electronic super highway,” envisioning a world where media would be able to connect people from all over the world. Paik passed away in 2006. In the years since, numerous museums and institutions have launched career retrospectives, including the Whitney, the Guggenheim and the Smithsonian.

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Evolution, Revolution, Resolution

1989
The complete set of eight lithographs in colour with aluminium plate etching, on wove paper, with full margins,
all I. 69.8 x 52.2 cm (27 1/2 x 20 1/2 in);
all S. 75.2 x 56.3 cm (29 5/8 x 22 1/8 in)

all signed and numbered 18/64 in pencil (there were also 8 artist's proofs numbered with Roman numerals), published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, all in excellent condition, all framed.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £8,125

Evening Editions

27 February 2013
London