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  • Tied Stone is a wonderful example of Seung-taek Lee’s experimental practice. His multimedia and adventurous approach has challenged traditional notions of artistic practise within the realm of Korean art. His practice uses natural elements and embellishes his work with details such as rope or rusted metal, the aesthetics of his rendering is often paralleled with the Italian Arte Povera movement whilst simultaneously displaying elements of Minimalism. In Tied Stone, he uses the mundane material of stone tied with what seems to be a knitted cord made of rust. By using these seemingly unappealing materials, Seung-taek Lee plays on the notions of what makes art. Through these mixtures of opposite materials, the artist imbues the piece with a weightlessness reinforcing the mysterious and intriguing essence of the work allowing the viewer to further interact intellectually with it. 

    • Provenance

      Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Seoul, Gallery Hyundai, Remember Me, 8 September - 14 October 2012

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Tied Stone

signed, inscribed and dated '1984 Lee Seung Taek Korea' on the underside
stone and wire
21 x 20 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Executed in 1984, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £13,860

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London Auction 15 December 2020