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Nam June Paik 1984 Etching with Aquatint "V-IDEA; a priori"

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Nam June Paik (Korean-American; 1932-2006)
V-IDEA; a priori, 1984
Color etching and aquatint
Signed to lower right
Numbered 46 of an edition of 58
Co-published by Carl Solway Gallery (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Galerie Watari (Tokyo)
Blind stamp to the lower right corner

A limited edition color etching and aquatint titled V-IDEA; a priori by renowned video artist Nam June Paik (Korean-American; 1932-2006), created in 1984. This work comes from a set of ten etchings and aquatints that visually recalls SMPTE color bars on vintage television screens. Numbered 46 of an edition of 58, it is signed by hand and marked with a blind stamp to the lower right. The print is presented under glass in a black metal frame.

Largely recognized as the father of video art, Nam June Paik is particularly known for his multimedia work that integrates video and sculpture. However, before pioneering video art, he participated in the art movement known as Fluxus, making his big debut in 1963. Throughout the late 1960s and 70s, Paik continued to create various types of art including installations, performances, and television productions. His work has been included in several major exhibitions such as Documenta, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennial. A number of prestitious institutions have exhibited and collected his work including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle Basel, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, and the Cincinnati Art Museum, among many others. In 2008, The Nam June Paik Art Center was opened in a suburb of Seoul, South Korea, two years after the artist’s death.

Deaccessioned from the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Collection. Proceeds to benefit future student programs. Founded in 1869, The Art Academy of Cincinnati is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year through the sale of limited works in the Collection.


- scratches and nicks to the frame.


22.0" W x 19.0" H x 0.75" D

- measures frame; visible image measures 15" W x 11.75" H.

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