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    Sale 5417

    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    2 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 564

    Nam June Paik (1932-2006)

    Petroglyph Hawk

    Price Realised  

    Nam June Paik (1932-2006)
    Petroglyph Hawk
    signed and dated 'PAIK 96' (on the box at the top of the work)
    aluminium frame, circuit boards, electrical wires, two iron owls and lights
    33½ x 32 x 15in. (85.1 x 81.3cm.)
    Executed in 1996


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    Provenance

    Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1999.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence.

    Nam June Paik


    Exhibited

    Monteray, Ramis Barquet Gallery, 1996.
    Chicago, International Art Fair, 1999.