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A Narrative of Korean Art: from Celadon to Abstraction and Beyond

Hong Kong, 27 February – 12 March 2019


This selling exhibition spans more than 1,000 years of Korean art history from the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392 CE) to present times. Featuring approximately 50 specially curated works that illustrate the unique aesthetics of Korean art across time and space, each artwork selected epitomises the reflective nature and spirituality deeply embedded in Korean aesthetics, philosophies and lifestyle.

Discover the enthralling natural beauty of Korean pottery and modern abstract masters such as Kim Whanki and Rhee Seundja, as well as Dansaekhwa, video art and contemporary artists including Lee Soo-Kyung, Lee Hi-Yong, Jo Jong-Sung and more.




Exhibition highlights

  • 4-X-69 #121

    Kim Whan-Ki (1913 - 1974)
    oil on cotton
    168.9 x 88.9 cm. (66 1/2 x 35 in.)
    Painted in 1969

  • Écriture No. 21-75

    Park Seo-Bo (B. 1931)
    oil and pencil on canvas
    80.2 x 100 cm. (31 5/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
    Painted in 1975

  • Écriture No. 231-85

    Park Seo-Bo (B. 1931)
    oil and pencil on canvas
    75 x 150 cm. (29 ½ x 59 in.)
    Painted in 1985

  • With Winds

    Lee Ufan (B. 1936)
    oil and pigment on canvas
    162 x 130 cm. (63 3/4 x 51 1/8 in.)
    Painted in 1990

  • Untitled (82-7-3)

    Chung Sang-Hwa (B. 1932)
    acrylic on canvas
    130 x 97 cm. (51 1/8 x 38 ¼ in.)
    Executed in 1982

  • Burnt Umber & Ultramarine

    Yun Hyong-Keun (1928 - 2007)
    oil on linen
    162 x 130 cm. (63 ¾ x 51 1/8 in.)
    Painted in 1992

  • TV Cello

    Paik Nam-June (1932 - 2006)
    mixed media, video installation sculpture
    145 x 51 x 48 cm. (57 1/8 x 20 1/8 x 18 7/8 in.)
    Executed in 2002

  • Conjunction No. 97-012

    Ha Chong-Hyun (B. 1935)
    oil on hemp cloth
    120 x 180 cm. (47 ¼ x 70 7/8 in.)
    Painted in 1997

  • Translated Vase 2015 TVG 4

    Yee Soo-Kyung (B. 1963)
    ceramic shards, epoxy, 24k gold leaf
    Diameter: 22 cm. (8 5/8 in.)
    Executed in 2015

  • A White Porcelain Dragon Jar with Underglaze Iron - Brown

    Joseon Dynasty (Late 17th century)
    Diameter: 42 cm. (16 ½ in.)
    Height: 35.7 cm. (14 in.)

  • A Large Blue and White Porcelain Jar

    Joseon Dynasty (18 - 19th century)
    Diameter: 21.8 cm. (8 5/8 in.)
    Height: 27.7 cm. (10 7/8 in.)

  • A White Porcelain Moon Flask with Animal Handles

    Joseon Dynasty (18th century)
    Width: 21.9 cm. (8 5/8 in.)
    Depth: 11.1 cm. (4 3/8 in.)
    Height: 22.3 cm. (8 3/4 in.)


Exhibition & tour information

  • Location

    Christie’s Hong Kong
    22nd Floor, Alexandra House
    18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

  • Viewing

    27 February – 12 March 2019
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

  • Enquiries

    infoasia@christies.com
    Tel: +852 2760 1766


Seoul preview

  • Location

    Christie’s Korea
    2F, 5 Palpan-gil, Jongro-gu
    Seoul

  • Viewing

    24 - 26 January 2019
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

  • Contact

    Yunah Jung
    yjung@christies.com