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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 469

    Park Sookeun (1914-1965)

    Coming home from market

    Price Realised  

    Park Sookeun (1914-1965)
    Coming home from market
    Signed in hangul, Sookeun
    Inscribed on verso in Roman letters, Park Soo Keun 1965 and in hangul, Park Sookeun
    Oil and mixed media on board, original frame
    8 1/16 x 14 1/8in. (20.5 x 36cm.)


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    A mother in traditional Korean clothing (hanbok), a basket on her head, and a boy return home from the market, a dog following behind.

    Park Sookeun paintings are unique. Modest in scale, somber, and roughly textured, they are at first glance unassuming and unpretentious. But it is these very qualities, combined with the abstract, simplified rendering of his idyllic subject matter--country scenes of everyday life--that give his works their power and poetry.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of A West-Coast American Private Collector


    Post Lot Text

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