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2023 Fall Fine Art & Antiques (Day 2)

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 498

Joonsung Bae, The Costume of Painter C. Lacroix, 2003

Estimate: $3,800 - $4,200

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Joonsung Bae (South Korean, b. 1967), "The Costume of Painter Christian Lacroix, 20031023," mixed media (oil on vinyl, vinyl on photograph). Oil painted gown on a transparent sheet, layered over a series of 3 photographs depicting a nude Asian model in a gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with works by John Singer Sargent in the near background. The work comprises 4 sections, each measuring approximately 79" x 46" (200 cm x 116 cm). The unframed work is accompanied by its original storage tube with concept illustration of the work on exterior, noting that the assembled version measures 263" x 355" cm (103" x 139"). Artist Biography: Bae Joonsung is known for his fashion related works which combine oil painting with photography. He was born in Kwangju and graduated from M.F.A. Graduate School of Seoul National University in 2000. He participated in The 2nd Gwangju Biennale in his student year. Bae's The Costume of Painter series has been exhibited in Korea and France from 2002 to 2006 and he has conducted numerous art fairs and group exhibitions worldwide. Note: This piece is featured in a catalog of the artist's works compiled by the Gallery Hyundai, on page 17. A copy of this catalog is available to the winning bidder.


Overall very good condition. Photographs have minor handling marks and scattered minor creases, 1 segment has a missing grommet and associated tear at top, a few scattered light fingerprints, couple of minor spots of flaking/paint restoration to skirt.

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Private Nashville, Tennessee collection, purchased at Art Basel circa 2003-2004 through Hyundai Gallery, Seoul.