15.75 х 19.75 in. cm.
Signed, lower right and numbered, lower left recto in pencil.
This image is one of three screenprints in the "Triangle, Trinity" series, which were produced in a limited edition of 60. The work incorporates images from Paik's video work onto paper, with the three central images in the shape of TV screens collaged onto the silkcreened paper. A complete set of this series can be found in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum.
Widely regarded as the pioneer of video art, Name June Paik was a central figure in the Fluxus movement of the 1960’s and 70’s along with John Cage, Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono, and others. Utilizing a variety of technological objects from past and present, Paik’s works explore relationships between the body and technology. In a now-legendary performance held on New Year’s Day, 1984, Paik aired “Good Morning, Mr. Orwell,” Paik applied his ideas of technology to prove that Big Brother had in fact not arrived in the infamous year by joining individuals, continents, and cultures in a live link between New York (TV channel WNET), Paris (the Centres Pompidou), and South Korea, with the participation of Joseph Beuys, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Salvador Dalí, Laurie Anderson , and Allen Ginsberg, among others. Important exhibitions by Nam June Paik include “Projects: Nam June Paik” (1977) at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY); “Nam June Paik” (1989) at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); “Nam June Paik” (1989) at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France); “Nam June Paik” (1989) at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA); “Nam June Paik Retrospective: Videotime” (1992) at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea); and “The Worlds of Nam June Paik” (2000) at the Guggenheim (New York, NY). Paik’s has received awards and grants from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller Foundation, American Film Institute, Will Grohmann Award, Goslar Emperor's Ring and UNESCO's Picasso Medal.
Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Collection (New York, NY)
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Fukuoka Art Museum (Fukuoka, Japan)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA)
Reina Sofia National Museum (Madrid, Spain)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville (Paris, France)
Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington D.C.)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)