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    Sale 7722

    Photographs

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    LEE MYOUNGHO (b.1975)

    Tree #1, 2006

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    LEE MYOUNGHO (b.1975)
    Tree #1, 2006
    digital inkjet print
    signed in Korean in ink on printed label with credit, title, date and edition '3/3' on backing board
    51 x 43½in. (130 x 110cm.) overall


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    For Lee, the process of photographing his Tree series was a performance art in itself. He challenges us to see an ordinary tree in a new way by presenting it against a giant white canvas backdrop. While the concept is simple, the execution is complex. In addition to planning and construction, two cranes are required to erect the backdrop, which isolates the tree from its environment. Lee is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Photography at Chung-Ang University, Seoul and his works have been exhibited in Asia and the US.

    Number 3 from the sold-out edition of 3.

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