Nam June Paik, ‘Do You Know...?, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli ’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Nam June Paik, ‘Do You Know...?, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli ’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Nam June Paik, ‘Do You Know...?, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli ’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Nam June Paik, ‘Do You Know...?, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli ’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Nam June Paik, ‘Do You Know...?, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli ’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Nam June Paik, ‘Do You Know...?, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli ’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Nam June Paik, ‘Do You Know...?, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli ’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Nam June Paik, ‘Do You Know...?, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli ’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery

Historic provenance! From the collection of legendary art dealer Ileana Sonnabend - wife of Leo Castelli. Rarely to market, this classic Nam June Paik screenprint on rag paper, was created in 1973 for the legendary "New York for Stockholm" portfolio.

Other editions of this print are in the permanent collections of many major museums and public institutions worldwide, which is why they're not often to market, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Moderna Museet, the Walker Art Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Dayton Art Institute, the Frost Art Museum,the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Pierpoint Morgan Library, and the Albertina Museum, the Kempner Art Museum - to name only a few. Mint condition; never framed. Comes in the original portfolio sleeve of Cranes Bond extra No. 1. This is the first time it will be removed from the original mahogany portfolio box which housed the entire portfolio in the Sonnabend/Castelli collection. Many works from this portfolio are already in the permanent collections of most major museums and public institutions worldwide. Very rare, especially in such fine/original condition with this impressive provenance.

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Signature: Signed and dated '73 and numbered 158/300 in graphite pencil recto. Printed text verso states "Copyright 1973 by Nam June Paik Printed at Styria Studios"

Publisher: Experiments in Art & Technology, publisher; Styria Studio printer

Leo Castelli exhibition of New York for Stockholm Portfolio to benefit Moderna Museet
Other editions:
Walker Art Center Leo Castelli Gallery Brooklyn Museum Pop Impressions Europe/USA, Museum of Modern Art and dozens of other venues

Collection of Ileana Sonabend (wife of legendary dealer Leo Castelli, and pioneering art dealer in her own right) and the Estate of their daughter Nina Castelli Sundell.

About Nam June Paik

Considered the father of video art, Nam June Paik pioneered the use of televisual electronic media in art. An integral member of the Fluxus movement alongside John Cage and George Macunias, Paik sought new modes of artistic expression and cultural exchange in his music, performances, and media works. Paik recognized the TV as more than a content delivery mechanism in works such as Zen for TV, a broken television broadcasting only a horizontal line across the screen. He created numerous robots composed of television sets, produced a synthesizer that allowed him and others to manipulate electronic imagery in real-time, and made the first video collages with found imagery. Coining the term “the electronic superhighway,” he imagined a world in which human beings near and far would be connected through radio waves and television broadcast channels—in many ways predicting the internet. Paik explored the widening reach of media in his large-scale video installations that display an assault of flickering of images and masterpieces like Good Morning, Mr. Orwell, a groundbreaking live performance broadcast on television in five countries on January 1, 1989, which offered a utopian answer to Orwell’s bleak predictions for the future in his classic novel 1984.

South Korean, 1932-2006, Seoul, South Korea