Park Min-Joon - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 13, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    The artist's inclusion of himself in the present lot as a puppet, being manipulated by one of the figures in the painting, is a visual trope Park Min-Joon has also visited in such works as Golden Path--which features the artist as the puppeteer--and Annunciation.  The dualism at work in these representations can be considered the artist's interpretation of the human conscious and subconscious mind and recalls as well the auto-illustration present in such classical masterworks as Michelangelo's The Last Judgment.  More freighted with meaning than simple self-portraits, works such as The Last Judgment and Swindle can be understood as allegories for the painter's relationship to both his subject matter and his viewing audience. 



Oil on canvas. 
31 2/3 x 38 1/3 in. (80.4 x 97.4 cm).
Signed and dated "Park Min Joon 2007" lower right. 

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $43,750

Contemporary Art Part II

14 Nov 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York