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Ik-Joong Kang (B. 1960)
Ik-Joong Kang (B. 1960)

The Moon of Dream, 2006

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Ik-Joong Kang (B. 1960)
The Moon of Dream, 2006
Signed and dated Ik-joong Kang 2006, signed on verso in blue crayon The Moon of Dream Ik-joong Kang 12/5/-2006 and incised on side of wood Ik-joong Kang 2006
Mixed media on curved wood
34¾ x 35 3/8in. (88.3 x 89.9cm.)

Lot Essay

Ik-joong Kang, who lives and works in New York City, received his BFA from Hong Ik University, Seoul, and his MFA from Pratt Institute in New York. Kang has exhibited widely, including a one-person exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, in 1996 and a two-person exhibition with Nam June Paik at the Whitney Museum of Amercan Art at Champion, Connecticut. He had group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul. He was awarded the special Merit prize in the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997. In 2000 he finished a permanent mural project, which was installed at the San Francisco International Airport.

Kang has received many awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Kang's work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum, the Ludwig Museum, the Museum of Contemporay Art, Los Angeles, California, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, and the President's Committee on Arts and Humanity, Washington, D.C.

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