• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 673

    Kang Ik-Joong (B. 1960)

    Happy Buddha H 10 H, 2006

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    Kang Ik-Joong (B. 1960)
    Happy Buddha H 10 H, 2006
    Titled, dated and signed in blue crayon on edge H 10 H--2006 Ik-Joong Kang
    Crayon and acrylic with Envirotex Lite polymer coating on curved wood
    30 5/16 x 29 7/8in. (77 x 76cm)


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    Kang Ik-joong received his BFA from Hong Ik University, Seoul, and his MFA from Pratt Institute in New York. Kang has exhibited widely, including a one-person exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York in 1996 and a two-person exhibition with Nam June Paik at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Connecticut. He had group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul. He was awarded the Special Merit prize in the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997. In 2000 he finished a permanent mural project, which was installed at the San Francisco International Airport.

    Kang has received many awards, including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Kang's work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, and the President's Committee on Arts and Humanity, Washington, D.C. Kang lives and works in New York City.