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    Sale 7722

    Photographs

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 38

    BACK SEUNG-WOO (b.1973)

    Real World I #01, 2004

    Price Realised  

    BACK SEUNG-WOO (b.1973)
    Real World I #01, 2004
    oversized chromogenic print
    signed in ink on printed label with credit, title, date and edition '5/5' on backing board
    51 x 67½in. (130 x 172cm.) overall


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    Back invites us to a world of confusion in his series Real World, taken at Aiins World, a South Korean theme park which features scaled-down replicas of world famous sites. In this disorienting image, we see Korean turtle ships floating on the waters around Manhattan with the Twin Towers, the Chrysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge against a real background of apartment blocks. His works have been shown internationally, including Fast Forward: Photographic Message from Korea at Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt (2005), and the forthcoming exhibition Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/Santa Barbara Museum of Art (fig.1).

    Number 5 from the sold-out edition of 5.

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    Literature

    Back, Real World, Foil, 2007, front cover & within (fig.2).