Mari Kim, ‘Gabriel Chanel, Opera Color’, 2016, Painting, Colored silver leaf plated on ultrachrome printed paper, Seoul Auction
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Mari Kim

Gabriel Chanel, Opera Color, 2016

Colored silver leaf plated on ultrachrome printed paper
51 1/5 × 43 3/10 in
130 × 110 cm
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dated and sealed on the upper left

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Mari Kim
South Korean, b. 1979
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Mari Kim calls the recurring figure in her work “Eyedoll,” a cartoon-like, porcelain-skinned female distinguished by her large oval eyes. In Kim’s lustrous ink-on-canvas prints, Eyedoll stares directly out from the surface; she dons different outfits and guises while standing against different backgrounds. As Eyedoll shifts through identities, Kim makes subtle alterations to the figure’s iris patterns, matching changes in costume to changes in mood. The relentless seriality of her work attends to questions of how identity can be altered with props and fashion, and it also models a kind of fetishistic Asian female identity that is confrontational in its forwardness.

Mari Kim, ‘Gabriel Chanel, Opera Color’, 2016, Painting, Colored silver leaf plated on ultrachrome printed paper, Seoul Auction
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dated and sealed on the upper left

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Signed on the upper left
Mari Kim
South Korean, b. 1979
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Mari Kim calls the recurring figure in her work “Eyedoll,” a cartoon-like, porcelain-skinned female distinguished by her large oval eyes. In Kim’s lustrous ink-on-canvas prints, Eyedoll stares directly out from the surface; she dons different outfits and guises while standing against different backgrounds. As Eyedoll shifts through identities, Kim makes subtle alterations to the figure’s iris patterns, matching changes in costume to changes in mood. The relentless seriality of her work attends to questions of how identity can be altered with props and fashion, and it also models a kind of fetishistic Asian female identity that is confrontational in its forwardness.

Mari Kim

Gabriel Chanel, Opera Color, 2016

Colored silver leaf plated on ultrachrome printed paper
51 1/5 × 43 3/10 in
130 × 110 cm
Bidding closed
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