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    Sale 7722


    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    BAE BIEN-U (b.1950)

    snm1a-047h from 'Sonamu' [Pine Trees], 2000

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    BAE BIEN-U (b.1950)
    snm1a-047h from 'Sonamu' [Pine Trees], 2000
    oversized chromogenic print
    signed in Korean & English in ink on prined label with credit, title, date and edition 'AP1' on backing board
    52 x 102in. (133 x 260cm.) overall

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    A pine grove is a familiar landscape in South Korea and is the central theme in Bae's Sonamu series. In these panoramic images of pine trees, Bae captures the essence of Korean identity and spirit. His works have been shown internationally, including FotoFest 2000 in Houston, and are held in institutional and private collections, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the LeWitt Collection, Chester, CT, and the Sir Elton John Collection, Atlanta/London.

    AP1 aside from the sold-out edition of 5.

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