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Cloud Feature Controversies

Posted in 911, architecture, Art, artists, auction, New York City, Parallels, Sculpture by petercombe on December 13, 2011

LOT 75, STUDIO JOB, JOB SMEETS AND NYNKE TYNAGEL, “Robber Baron” floor lamp, 2007

Polished and patinated bronze.
Number one from the edition of five. Base impressed with “JOB 07 01 / 05.”
63 in. (160 cm.) high

ESTIMATE $100,000-150,000

Philips de Pury Auction, DESIGN MASTERS, 13 December 2011, 450 Park Avenue, New York

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Sea Hyun Lee, Between Reds

Posted in Art, London, Oil on canvas, Painting by petercombe on September 16, 2010
Sea Hyun Lee, Between Red-46, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 200 cm

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Sea Hyun Lee, Between Red-39, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 200 cm

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Sea Hyun Lee, Between Red-37, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 200 cm

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Sea Hyun Lee’s paintings combine elements of both the North and South Korean mountains.  I like the way Lee borrows the characteristics of Toile de Jouy in his paintings, all are infused with a sophisticated sense of nostalgia, and a wry idea of utopia. Haunting and politically charged with an element of the subversive lurking just beneath the surface. His work depicts the political stress apparent between the two countries in the most subtle of ways.

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