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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 467

    Wonsook Kim (Kim Wonsook) (B. 1953)

    By the shore, 1992

    Price Realised  

    Wonsook Kim (Kim Wonsook) (B. 1953)
    By the shore, 1992
    Signed and dated Wonsook 92, signed and dated on verso Won Sook 92 and titled as above
    Oil on linen, framed
    48 x 48in. (122 x 122cm.)


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    Woonsook Kim has described her metaphorical, even whimsical, work as a scroll of her life from which she extracts small elements in order to bring things into context, and to connect the real and imaginary worlds.

    Kim was born in Busan and received her MFA from Illinois State University in 1976. Since 1976 she has had numerous one-person and group exhibitions at the Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, in 1976, Gallery Yeh, Seoul, in 1983, 1991, 1997 and 2000, Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, in 1993, Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, in 1993, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, in 1998, Kong Gan Gallery, Busan, in 2002, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, in 2004, and at McCormick Gallery, Chicago, in 2006. Her work was exhibited at the FIAC International Art Fair, Paris, in 1996 and at Kang Collection Korean Art, New York, in 2007.

    Kim moved to the United States in the early 1970s. She lives and works in Illinois.