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Gimhongsok (Korean, b.1964)
LOT ID: 79972
crushed love, 2007

Mixed Media, Sheet Metal and Acrylic Lacquer
39.4 х 23.6 х 57.1 in. (100.08 x 59.94 x 145.03 cm.)
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition 8 + 2 AP
Lot description
Artwork measures 39.4 x 23.6 x 57.1 inches (100 x 60 x 145 cm).

Working in the Pop tradition of riffing on iconic art of the past, Gimhongsok presents his own interpretation of Robert Indiana's popularly acclaimed "Love" sculpture. Evincing Gim's characteristic satirical humor, "crushed love" presents an artfully crumpled version of Indiana's work, with the distinctive tilted "O" of the original sculpture lying on the ground.

Gimhongsok (b. 1964) is a contemporary Korean artist whose work across a wide range of media engages with issues of authenticity, truth, and history in mass media and pop culture. He has consistently and deliberately resisted developing a recognizable style, although his artworks are characterized by their dramatic flair and deadpan humor. Gim studied art at Seoul National University and at the Düsseldorf Kunst Akademie. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Taipei Biennial, and Gwangju Biennale, among others, and his solo exhibitions include shows at REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2004), Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2008), and Tina Kim Gallery, New York, NY (2010). He lives and works in Seoul.

Selected Public Collections:
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
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