• Post-War & Contemporary Aftern auction at Christies

    Sale 2221

    Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 329

    Do Ho Suh (b. 1962)

    Seoul Home/L.A. Home: Bathroom

    Price Realised  

    Do Ho Suh (b. 1962)
    Seoul Home/L.A. Home: Bathroom
    silk
    110 x 76 x 24 in. (279.4 x 193 x 60.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1999. This work is number one from an edition of three.


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    My Korean house project was about transporting space from once place to the other, a way of dealing with cultural displacement. I don't really get homesick that much, but I've noticed that I have this longing for a particular space and just want to recreate it or bring it wherever I go. So the choice of material was fabric. I had to make something light and transportable, something that you can fold and put in a suitcase and bring with you all the time (Do Ho Suh, Art:21, p. 54).

    Provenance

    Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
    Goetz collection, Munich


    Literature

    F. Richard "Home in the world: The art of Do Ho Suh," Art Forum, January 2002.


    Exhibited

    Long Island City, P.S. 1, Greater New York, 2000 (another example exhibited).
    Seattle Art Museum, Do Ho Suh, August-December 2002 (another example exhibited).
    London, Serpentine Gallery, Do Ho Suh, April-May 2002 (another example exhibited).
    Baltimore Museum of Art, BodySpace, February-May 2001 (another example exhibited).
    Sheboygan, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Formed to Function, February-May 2003.
    Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Sittings: Installation Art 1989-2002, October 2003-January 2004 (another example exhibited).