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    Sale 7722

    Photographs

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    LEE SANGHYUN (b.1954)

    Peach Blossom Paradise and Streaming Water from 'Nine Clouds Dream', 2007

    Price Realised  

    LEE SANGHYUN (b.1954)
    Peach Blossom Paradise and Streaming Water from 'Nine Clouds Dream', 2007
    oversized chromogenic print
    signed, titled, dated and numbered '2/5' in Korean & English in stylus, printed label with credit, title, date and edition '2/5' on backing board
    43¼ x 86½in. (110 x 220cm.) overall


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    Paradise is the theme of Lee's series Nine Clouds Dream, based on Kim Manjung's 17th century tale of a young man who marries eight beautiful maidens and achieves wealth and status only to wake up from a drunken stupor to discover that his life was a dream. In this composite photograph, the classical novel is turned into a computer game and the central character is the Dragon Princess, one of the eight wives, who stands on a golden fish -- a symbol for the Taoist concept of eternal life.

    Number 2 from the sold-out edition of 5.

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