Christie’s

Some unusual and almost affordable Lee Ufan pieces are coming up for sale at Christie’s London on 14 February: an untitled charcoal on paper (55.2 x 73cm) work from 1984… and another similarly sized untitled work from 1977, ink and gouache on paper. Click on the links / images to find out more on the […]

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And for Christmas I’d like…

by Philip Gowman 26 September 2012
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If there are any chaebol bosses out there with 500 million won to spare, there’s an opportunity to buy me a nice Lee Ufan which would look very good above my fireplace at home. The auction is 12 October at Christie’s in London. Thank you. Keywords: Artists: Lee Ufan (이우환) Organisations and venues: Christie’s Other […]

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A Kim Whanki beats its sale estimate

by Philip Gowman 27 May 2012
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A rare Kim Whanki for sale at Christie’s Hong Kong: estimated to sell in the range of USD 71,000 to USD 97,000, actually sold for nearly 40% more – USD134,000 – at the 20th Century Asian Art sale on 26 May 2012. Keywords: Artists: Kim Whanki Organisations and venues: Christie’s Other tags: Art as investment

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Suh Do-ho’s first Table for sale at Christie’s

by Philip Gowman 1 November 2011
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The first piece from Suh Do-ho’s Table series is up for sale next week at Christie’s http://t.co/ats0LgIo. I think I’d want more aesthetically pleasing legs for my $100,000. Keywords: Artists: Suh Do-ho (서도호) Organisations and venues: Christie’s

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Kim Whanki and Lee Jung Seob in Christies Sale

by Philip Gowman 17 August 2011
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A late Lee Jung-seop work – Fighting Bulls, 1955 – is coming up at Christie’s NY (14 Sept 2011). Estimate: a cool million. And double that for a gorgeous Kim Whanki (1913-1974) Landscape in Blue Keywords: Artists: Kim Whanki | Lee Jung-seob (이중섭) Organisations and venues: Christie’s Other tags: Art as investment

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I need to win the lottery – fast

by Philip Gowman 5 March 2011
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Coming up this month is a big sale of Korean work at Christie’s sale rooms in New York. The flagship piece is a mature work by Kim Whanki (1913-1974) with the rather dull title of 2-V-73 #313. If the estimated $1 million price tag is beyond all but the uber-rich and lottery winners, there are […]

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Buddhist art collection for sale

by Philip Gowman 30 August 2010
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The largest collection of Korean Buddhist paintings outside of Korea starts to come under the hammer at Christie's: The Jerry Lee Musslewhite Collection of Korean Art http://bit.ly/aCYEqu # Keywords: Organisations and venues: Christie’s Other tags: Art as investment | Buddhist art

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Lee Ufan and Paik Nam June in Christies sale

by Philip Gowman 14 June 2010
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Two Paik Nam June works and a Lee Ufan come up for sale at Christie’s on 1 July at the King Street branch http://bit.ly/9PurZ9 # : Lee Ufan (b. 1936): Correspondence. Oil and mineral pigment on canvas, 63¾ x 51 1/8in. (162 x 130cm.) Painted in 1995 Nam June Paik (1932-2006): Untitled. TV, neon tubing, […]

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Upcoming sale at Christie’s Hong Kong

by Philip Gowman 23 May 2010
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Some absolutely cracking Korean work for sale at Christie’s Asia Contemporary Art sale in Hong Kong, 30 May http://bit.ly/ccX9U3 # – including works by Chun Kwang-young, Kang Hyung-koo, Kim Dong-yoo and Yi Hwan-kwon. All four artists have exhibited in London, Chun Kwang-young via I-MYU Projects and the others at various Korean Eye exhibitions. Update: Between […]

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Another Park Soo-keun under the hammer

by Philip Gowman 16 September 2009
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It seems to be a quite frequent event nowadays: a work by one of Korea’s most popular and most expensive modern artists comes up for sale in a US saleroom. And so it is that another Park Soo-keun comes under the hammer at Christie’s New York tomorrow, with an estimated price tag of up to […]

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Suh Do-ho doubles estimate

by Philip Gowman 4 July 2009
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The Christie’s sales of Korean artworks – and photography in particular – which took place on 1 July had mixed results. While the more expensive pieces made their estimates – and in the case of Suh Do-ho’s Some / One the hammer price came in at twice the estimate – some of the more entry-level […]

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Guerrilla artists take on the establishment

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2009
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In the north-east extremities of the City, on the fringes of bohemian Hoxton, is I-MYU, a small gallery on the first floor of a shared block. You need to ring the doorbell to gain admittance. Since its opening nearly two years ago, I-MYU has been championing the cause of Korean artists. Im Jeongae and Yu […]

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Distinctively Korean sales at Christie’s

by Events Editor 28 June 2009
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Coinciding with the interest in Korean art being generated by the Korean Eye: Moon Generation exhibition in the Saatchi gallery, Christie’s are holding an auction of contemporary photography on 1 July, in a sale which includes several Koreans who have featured on the pages of LKL. Probably the most eminent of the photographers represented is […]

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London salerooms get Korean bug

by Philip Gowman 24 June 2009
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Two of London’s main art dealers and auction houses are majoring in Korean art at the moment. Phillips de Pury, tucked in behind the old Army & Navy store in Victoria, has an exhibition and sale of major contemporary artists which it hopes will become an annual event, while Christie’s is preparing for an auction […]

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Linda Wrigglesworth collection under the hammer

by Philip Gowman 4 November 2008
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A collection of Korean fabrics and costume – chogakpo, hanbok – is to be auctioned at Christies on 6 Nov 2008

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