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SEOUL

Gallery Hyundai

Seung-Taek Lee

Drawing

SEUNG-TAEK LEE, Untitled, 1971, Rope on colored canvas, 72.7 x 91 cm. 

Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.

Listening to Seung-taek Lee speak candidly about his work—as an octogenarian artist whose pioneering contribution to modern Korean art was only recognized in the last decade—is endearing. In a 2012 video interview with the Korean Art Museum Association, he is seen casually recounting the conceptual quandaries that he had tackled in the past—"Why not [create] a white shadow . . . or a boneless…

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