• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 662

    Han Kisuk (Robert Han; Nong) (B. 1930)

    Mother and child, 1973

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Han Kisuk (Robert Han; Nong) (B. 1930)
    Mother and child, 1973
    Signed Nong and inscribed in ink on paper on verso Nong 1973 San Francisco "Mother and child" 73--9 28" x 22"
    Oil on canvas
    28 x 22in. (71.2 x 56cm.)


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    Han Kisuk (Robert Han) is also known as Nong, a name connoting modesty and simplicity. In his Mother and Child he gives an Asian inflection to the iconography of the Madonna and Christ Child, filling the background with lines of calligraphy that emulate classic texts. Han's wood sculpture I Ching, ca. 1968, was exhibited in "Asian American Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900--1970," the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, and at the Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, 2009 (see Daniell Cornell and Mark Dean Johnson, eds., Asian American Modert Art: Shifting Currents, 1900--1970, exh. cat. [San Francisco: Fine Art Museums of San Francisco; Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 2009], pl. 59).

    Provenance

    Suzuki Gallery, New York


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