Lee Ufan (b. 1936)
From Line
signed 'L.UFAN 78' (lower right); signed again, titled and numbered 'From line No. 780224 Leeufan' (on the reverse)
oil and mineral pigment on canvas
35 7/8 x 46 in. (91.1 x 116.8 cm.)
Painted in 1978.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

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Eliza Netter
Eliza Netter

Lot Essay

"In the beginning, the concepts for From Point/From Line were one type of a concept of express this concept of infinity through repetition, so it was, in a sense, very conceptual. But gradually this was broken down; I began to discover a contrast between painted and unpainted areas. Infinity is not the repetition of one concept, but the combination of what is painted and not painted, and I began to think that infinity emerged from within this type of time lag" (L. Ufan, "Mugen ni tsuite/On Infinity," Lee Ufan, exh. cat., 1993, pp. 82-87).

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