Yoo Hyun Mi - Photographs London Friday, September 25, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Hyun Mi Yoo: Cosmos, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2013, p. 51

  • Catalogue Essay

    What appears at first to be a photograph of a painting uncovers, on closer inspection, Yoo Hyun Mi’s unique analogue-based process. To create Earth No. I, Yoo painted her props – a small globe, a wooden table and a backdrop – meticulously adding shadows and highlights to underscore the painterly illusion then arranged them before photographing the final composition. For Yoo, the space she has created represents peaceful contemplation, the blank globe symbolising ‘the earth from the past, present and the future.’



Earth No. 1 from Still Life

Chromogenic print.
Image: 100 x 80 cm (39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in.)
Frame: 110 x 90 cm (43 1/4 x 35 3/8 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 3/3 on an artist label accompanying the work.

This work is number 3 from the sold-out edition of 3 + 1 AP.

Please note that the artist’s name appears in Korean order with the surname before the forename.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £22,500

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London Auction 25 September 2020