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Nam June Paik

American/Korean 1932-2006 

Born in Seoul, Korea, Nam June Paik began his career as a musician and trained as a classical pianist. His family fled to Japan on the outbreak of the Korean War. He attended the University of Tokyo, followed by post-graduate studies in Munich, Germany where he joined the Fluxus avant-garde collective, and was influenced by the experimental composer John Cage. Paik is best known for his sculptural installations that included television monitors and video tape recorders, and the experimental incorporation of objects and external sounds into his compositions and videos. Paik embraced many different media and could be considered to be the founder of video art. He moved to New York in 1964, where he collaborated with Charlotte Moorman for many years as a performance artist. One such collaboration was the simultaneous international satellite broadcast in mulitple countries of the performance Good Morning Mr. Orwell on New Year’s day in 1984 and challenged George Orwell’s dystopian projections.

3 lots offered      66.67% sold      ZAR 880 740

  Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Nam June Paik; Untitled (Laurie Anderson), Good Morning Mr Orwell series
11 Mar 2024
Sold for ZAR 28 140
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Nam June Paik; Untitled, Good Morning Mr Orwell series
25 Oct 2023
ZAR 35 000 - 50 000
Nam June Paik; Internet Dweller: mpbdcg.ten.sspv
16 Mar 2015
Sold for ZAR 852 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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