(100 x 100 in.) The artist behind Universe (우주), sold at Christies in Hong Kong for $13 Million USD, and coming in at 9th place on the domestic art market’s TOP 10 works — artist Kim Whanki (김환기) is a name all… Lee Hak-jun, Christie's general manager of Korean art, said Kim's painting exceeding the 10 billion won barrier is a sign that the work of the late Korean artist has joined the world's mainstream art market. "In New York, he created his signature dot painting, combining abstract expressionism and Korean traditional ink-and-wash techniques. 05-IV-71 #200 (Universe) ,1971, Painted in 1971 oil on cotton 254 x 127 cm. Whanki’s one and only “Universe” is the only diptych by Kim and also his biggest piece. Kim’s paintings from the 1970s were created with numerous dots, or “A Hundred Thousand Dots” of one painting. Right: Kim Whanki’s “05-IV-71 #200 (Universe)” (1971) is the only diptych created by Kim and also his largest piece. overall: 254 x 254 cm. Art critic Seo Sung-rok spoke highly of Kim pioneering abstract art in Korea when modern art was unrecognized and poorly understood. (100 x 100 in.) Kim Whanki in his studio in New York, 1971 (Whanki Museum) But few remember him as an artist who sought to devote himself to discovering Korean aesthetics and kept challenging his artistic level. Mountain and Moon - Whanki Kim Korea Premier Auction. When Kim returned to Seoul in 1937 he fell in with a group of bohemian left-wing intellectuals that included the modernist poet Jeong Ji-Yong (1902-1950), the author Lee Tae-Joon (1904-1956) and the painter Kim Yong-Jun (1904-1967). She founded the Poindexter Gallery in 1955 and became Kim Whanki’s New York dealer in the 1970s. 구겐하임 뉴욕 미술관에서 아그네스 마틴 작품을 보며 힐링했던 순간이 기억났다. As a painter belonging to the first generation of Korean artists devoted to abstraction, KIM Whanki developed a refined style of painting based on Korean lyricism, gaining recognition internationally as well as in Seoul. For Kim Whanki, it reminded him of the blue sky of Korea. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by Kim Whan-Ki. Courtesy of Whanki Museum and Christie's Korea. View 05-IV-71 #200 (Universe) (1971) By Kim Whanki; oil on cotton; 254 x 127 cm. Kim merged traditional Korean subject matter with a Western style influenced by Fernand Léger and Mark Rothko.. “There's beauty in my art, and this beauty comes from having lived in the Korean countryside,” he once explained. The biggest painting by Kim Whanki (1913-1974), the “05-IV-71 #200 (Universe)” (1971) went on sale for the first time on Saturday at Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale. View Kim Whan-Ki’s artworks on artnet. Artist Kim Whanki’s (1913-1974) oil painting of small patches of blue repeated endlessly along diagonal lines fetched the highest price ever for a work by a Korean artist when it went on the block in October.The 1971 painting “19-VII-71 #209” sold at the record price of $4 million at a Hong Kong auction. Whanki Kim was a Korean painter best known for his softly colored abstractions. 이런 화려한 이력 때문일까요? Born in 1913, Kim was a pioneer of Korean abstract painting. Jun 23, 2018 - Explore Natalija Crncec's board "Kim whanki" on Pinterest. Whanki’s one and only “Universe” is the only diptych by Kim and also his biggest piece. Kim Whan-ki has done it once again, breaking his own record price for most expensive Korean artwork. May 29, 2018 - Explore Jun S. Han's board "Artist: Whanki" on Pinterest. 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Elinor Poindexter (1906–1994) was a Manhattan-based dealer of contemporary art. Born 1913, in the South Jeolla province of South Korea, Kim Whanki moved to Japan at the age of 19, and enrolled in the Fine Arts programme at Nihon University, Tokyo. Measuring more than 2.5 meters in height and width, "Universe," a painting of blue dots, is the biggest work by Kim that has been put up for auction so far. (100 x 50 in.) Kim Whanki entered the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1933. back to auction results 05-Iv-71 #200 (Universe) Sell Through Rate: 100% All auction results by Kim Whanki Artist: Kim Whanki. One of Kim's major works, "05-IV-71 #200," titled "Universe," will be part of the collection that will go on auction on Nov. 23 at Christie's Hong Kong house, according to Christie's Seoul branch. 05-Iv-71 #200 (Universe) by Kim Whanki on Widewalls. Kim Whanki, also Kim Whan-ki or Kim Hwan-gi (1913–1974, hangul: 김환기), was a pioneering abstract artist of Korea.Born February 27, 1913, in the village of Eupdong-ri on the island of Anjwado, Sinan County, South Jeolla Province, Kim died in New York City, USA, on July 25, 1974. 1971 was an important year for Kim Whan-Ki as the artist began working on what is widely regarded as his masterpiece, the large-scale painting Universe. The two were close friends of Whan-ki. See more ideas about artist, abstract artists, korean art. (100 x 50 in.) Auction house: Christie’s Hong Kong Auction date: 23 November 2019 In 1940 he had a one-person exhibition at the Jung Ja Ok Gallery, Seoul. Kim Whanki's painting ″Universe″(1971) recreated as a cubic media art piece by Yiyun Kang, now on view outside the Lotte World Tower in eastern Seoul. overall: 254 x 254 cm. A prominent figure in the first generation of Korean Abstract artists, Kim Whanki's works combine traditional Korean concepts and ideals with abstraction. Kim's 1971 diptych "05-IV-71 #200 (Universe)" fetched 13.2 billion won (HK$88 million) at the 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale by Christie's Hong Kong on Saturday. In 1963, Kim Whan-Ki decided to move from Seoul to New York. 김환기 Kim WhanKi(1913~1974) Universe . "Universe" was sold for HK$88 million, or 13.2 billion won (US$10.7 million), at the auction, the first time that a Korean painting has fetched more than 10 billion won at an auction. Whan-Ki KIM (1913-1974) is an artist born in 1913 The oldest auction result ever registered on the website for an artwork by this artist is a painting sold in 1994, at Loudmer, and the most recent auction result is a painting sold in 2021. 한국의 김환기Kim Whanki 입니다. At 6:08 p.m. on Saturday, in the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the auction that would rewrite the history of Korean art began. See more ideas about Kim, Korean art, Abstract artists. With "Universe" becoming the most expensive Korean art piece ever auctioned, Kim dominated the top 10 list of price ranking of Korean art, except for Lee Jung-seob's "A Bull" at ninth for 4.7 billion won. The artist behind Universe (우주), sold at Christies in Hong Kong for $13 Million USD, and coming in at 9th place on the domestic art market’s TOP 10 works — artist Kim Whanki (김환기) is a name all… KIM Whanki (1913-1974) KIM Whanki studied in Japan as a youth and spent most of his life working and living outside of Korea. It is the only diptych - a two-piece work - by the artist. Jun 23, 2018 - Explore Natalija Crncec's board "Kim whanki" on Pinterest. Park Mee-jung, director of the Whanki Museum, said this painting is the largest among Kim's oeuvre and the only diptych. Learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Access more artwork lots and estimated & realized auction prices on MutualArt. KIM WHAN-KI (1913-1974) 05-IV-71 #200 (Universe) signed ‘whanki’, titled and dated ‘5-IV-71 #200’ and inscribed ‘New York (100 x 50)’ (on the reverse of the left panel); titled and dated ‘#200 5-IV-71’ and inscribed ‘100 x 50 R’ (on the reverse of the right panel) oil on cotton (diptych) each panel: 254 x 127 cm. Untitled - Whanki Kim Korea Premier Auction. Whanki Kim was a Korean painter best known for his softly colored abstractions. 05-Iv-71 #200 (Universe) by Kim Whanki. One of Kim's major works, "05-IV-71 #200," titled "Universe," will be part of the collection that will go on auction on Nov. 23 at Christie's Hong Kong house, according to Christie's Seoul branch. It is the only diptych - a two-piece work - by the artist. Code : KWKUN40S Type : 40 Signature : Signed on the Reverse Material : Pigment Print, Acrylic coating on Aluminum Product Company : Seoul Auction Brand : Print Bakery Keyword : 김환기, Kim WhanKi, 5-Ⅳ-71 #200 Universe Kim Whanki - 22 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy. For the first time in the art market, Migrants hard hit by COVID-19: UN migration agency, Mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign starts, W13.2 billion: Kim Whan-ki's 'Universe' makes history. According to Evelyn Lin, Christie's head of Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art Department, Matthew put the painting up for auction only because he wanted Whan-ki to be treated properly in the art world. (100 x 50 in.) Matthew headed to New York and became a surgeon there and they reunited when Whan-ki went to New York in 1963. Art critic Yoon Jin-sup, who ignited the rediscovery of the Dansaekhwa (Korean monochrome painting) movement, said Kim's style certainly evolved in New York. Filling the diptych canvas of 05-IV-71 #200 (Universe), the blue must have been the pungent nostalgia that Kim Whan-Ki could not escape at end of his life in New York. It is said to be most representative of Kim’s abstract paintings and the essence of his art and philosophy. Whanki Museum, located on a hill in Buam-dong, central Seoul, is largely the result of efforts by Kim Hyang-an, his wife and life-long partner in his artistic endeavor. Left: Kim Whanki’s diptych, “05-IV-71 #200 (Universe)” (1971) is auctioned on Saturday evening during Christie’s autumn sale in Hong Kong. Whan-Ki KIM (1913-1974) is an artist born in 1913 The oldest auction result ever registered on the website for an artwork by this artist is a painting sold in 1994, at Loudmer, and the most recent auction result is a painting sold in 2021. 11. [WHANKI FOUNDATION], From left: Staff members of Christie’s on the phone participating in the auction on behalf of bidders; Kim’s work had been displayed within a separate space in the preview exhibition, opposite Chinese artist Sanyu’s “Five Nudes”; A photograph of Kim Whanki in his New York studio shows Kim working on his work laid down, the eastern way. His painting in question became the first art piece by a Korean artist to be sold for over 10 billion won.Kim's 1971 diptych "05-IV-71 #200 (Universe)" fetched 13.2 billion won (HK$88 million) at the 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale by Christie's Hong Kong on Saturday. Whanki Kim Heaven and Earth Kim's artistic world cannot be explained without mentioning his New York era when he continuously challenged himself," Seo said. 2019. "He moved to New York at the age of 50. This is the first time for the painting to be auctioned after Matthew's original purchase in 1971. Kim Whan-ki has done it once again, breaking his own record price for most expensive Korean artwork. 100 x 50 100 x 50 ; Signed; . [WHANKI FOUNDATION]HONG KONG - At 6:08 p.m. on Saturday, in the Grand Hall of the… Courtesy of Whanki Museum and Christie's Korea The painting had been in … 평화롭고 고요한 그녀의 작품들은 바라보는 것만으로도 마음이 차분해졌다. 내가 찍은 점, 저 총총히 빛나는 별만큼이나 했을까. July 2020. Born February 27, 1913, in the village of Eupdong-ri on the island of Anjwado, Sinan County, South Jeolla Province, Kim died in New York City, USA, on July 25, 1974. In particular, Kim Whanki was an important artist who produced pioneer geometrical abstract works in the 1930s and he consistently sought after refined abstract forms until the 1970s. The 254-by-254-centimeter painting consists of two canvases painted in Kim's iconic "Whanki blue" dotted style. Following the sale of Five Nudes by Sanyu that fetched a record HK$303m (US$38.72m), we also witnessed the exhilarating moment when the second artwork crossing the HK$100m benchmark, unexpectedly, fell to a painting by Korean artist This work was part of her private collection. overall: 254 x 254 cm. His great nephew, T.O.P is the lead rapper of K-pop boy group BIGBANG. Artprice.com's price levels for this artist are based on … ⓒWHANKI FOUNDATION. After Kim's death, "Universe" was exhibited in Paris and South America before it was sent to the Whanki Museum in Seoul as a long-term loan, where it has been since August 2004. See more ideas about Kim, Korean art, Abstract artists. "Five Nudes" by Chinese artist Sanyu (1901-66), was auctioned for HK$266 million, which is over three times the price of Kim's piece. Today, Whanki is celebrated internationally as a pioneering figure among Korean Abstract painters, and in 1992, the Whanki Museum was founded in Seoul to commemorate the artist's life and achievements. Kim Whanki, also Kim Whan-ki or Kim Hwan-gi (1913–1974, hangul: 김환기), was a pioneering abstract artist of Korea. 05-IV-71 #200 (Universe) Size: 254 x 127cm (each panel); 254 x 254 (overall) Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist by Matthew Kim and Chae Kum Kim Estimate: HK$48,000,000 - 62,000,000. It is said to be most representative of Kim’s abstract paintings and the essence of his art and philosophy. It was made three years before his death in 1974, but has never been on sale at any public auctions. His works are influenced by internationally popular abstract expressionism, but have the spiritual quality of Korean art, placing him in an important position in art history," Yoon said. Sep 28, 2018 - View Still-Life By Kim Whanki; Oil on canvas; 40.7x40.7 cm, 16.02x16.02 in; Signed; . (100 x 100 in.) The biggest painting by Kim Whanki (1913-1974), the “05-IV-71 #200 (Universe)” (1971) went on sale for the first time on Saturday at Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale. Kim Whanki founded an avant-garde art movement. Kim Whanki Biography. version 2: whanki kim: Universe; special addition: Agnes Martin. (100 x 80.6cm.) 오프셋 프린트 위에 실크스크린 (사후판화) 90☓90cm 35.43☓35.43inch 2017-09-26 케이옥션. His painting in question became the first art piece by a Korean artist to be sold for over 10 billion won.Kim's 1971 diptych "05-IV-71 #200 (Universe)" fetched 13.2 billion won (HK$88 million) at the 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale by Christie's Hong Kong on Saturday. Kim Whanki passed away in 1974 at the age of 61, in New York. The auction house described it as "painted with a thin calligraphic brush in the manner of traditional Asian ink paintings and epitomizes the peak of both spiritual and technical maturity in Kim's Pointillist works.". Kim has described himself as a man at home with the stars and the dots in his paintings as "memories of a million things." "Universe," an abstract diptych painting by Korean modern art master Kim Whanki (1913-74), a source of inspiration not only for contemporary artists but also for K-pop musicians such as T.O.P of Big Bang and RM of BTS, was recreated as a cubic media art piece by contemporary artist Yiyun Kang, who is well known for her “Connect, BTS” art project in 2020. View 05-IV-71 200 Universe by Kim Whan-Ki on artnet. It is the only diptych - a two-piece work - by the artist. "It is one of his latest masterpieces, created in yearning of his homeland's sky," Park said. Yonhap, Kim Whan-ki sitting in front of "05-IV-71 #200 (Universe)" at Matthew Kim's house in 1972. A diptych refers to a single work that is comprised of two pieces of canvas. ⓒ Whanki Foundation, Whanki Museum, Seoul.Courtesy: Gallery Hyundai, Seoul. 크리스티 홍콩에서 무려 132억 원에 낙찰된 <우주 Universe>의 작가, 국내 미술시장 <경매낙찰가 TOP 10작> 중 무려 9점의 주인공. 그의 이름 뒤에는 작품의 금액이 가장 먼저 따라붙습니다. Still, Korean modern art is considerably undervalued compared to the works of Chinese and Japanese artists of the same time. Kim Whan-ki sitting in front of "05-IV-71 #200 (Universe)" at Matthew Kim's house in 1972. Growing up as the fourth child and only son of wealthy farmer Kim Sang-hyeon, Kim Whanki grew up comfortably and started studying abroad at the age of 19. Access more artwork lots and estimated & realized auction prices on MutualArt. "Universe," an abstract diptych painting by Korean modern art master Kim Whanki (1913-74), a source of inspiration not only for contemporary artists but also for K-pop musicians such as T.O.P of Big Bang and RM of BTS, was recreated as a cubic media art piece by contemporary artist Yiyun Kang, who is well known for her “Connect, BTS” art project in 2020. 27 - Kim Whan-ki has done it once again, breaking his own record price for most expensive Korean artwork. A diptych refers to a single work that is comprised of two pieces of canvas. Late South Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki’s “Universe 5-IV-71 #200” set the new auction record for South Korean artworks. “내가 그리는 선, 하늘 끝에 더 갔을까. Recent Lots By Whanki Kim. He painted this subject in the late 1950s. Kim Whanki, Universe 05-IV-71 #200, 1971, oil on cotton, 254 x 254 cm. The painting by Kim was auctioned at about 13.2 billion won, or 88 million Hong Kong dollars, in a Christie's auction in Hong Kong held on Saturday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Browse more artworks by Kim Whanki and auction records with prices and details of each sale! The first day of Hong Kong auction week was full of surprises. Sep 14, 2020 - The artist behind Universe (우주), sold at Christies in Hong Kong for $13 Million USD, and coming in at 9th place on the domestic art market’s TOP 10 works — artist Kim Whanki … Matthew and Chae-kum were enthusiastic patrons of Whan-ki and collected many of his paintings, with "Universe" being one of them. NOTES Kim's favorite ceramics are white porcelains from the Choson period. They first met in Busan, South Korea, in 1951, where they sought refuge during the 1950-53 Korean War. They will remind viewers of a magnificent universe and a sky full of stars and nebula. He had his first one-person exhibition at the Amagi Gallery, Tokyo in 1937. The artist painted the dots without any assistants, according to his daughter. [CHRISTIE’S, YOON SO-YEON, WHANKI FOUNDATION], Solo shows, photography exhibitions, art displays and the best of the rest in 2021, Renowned Korean artist Kim Tschang-yeul dies aged 91, D Museum to relocate from Hannam-dong to Seongsu-dong. To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts. His painting in question became the first art piece by a Korean artist to be sold for over 10 billion won. The painting had been in the private collection of Matthew Kim and Kim Chae-kum for over four decades. Browse Widewalls and discover more auction records by Kim Whanki, with prices and details of each lot! Even in the entire Asia, there are very few areas like South Korea which has created original abstract paintings in a high-standard fusion of Eastern sensitivity and Western modernism. Kim Whanki (1931-1974). 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