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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

Blum & Poe

Yun Hyong-keun

YUN HYONG-KEUN, Umber Blue, 1981, Oil on linen, 100 x 50 cm. 

Courtesy Blum & Poe, New York/Los Angeles. 

The first posthumous solo exhibition of Yun Hyong-keun (1928–2007) in the United States, at Blum & Poe's New York space, was a welcome addition to the city's recent spate of exhibitions featuring Dansaekhwa, the monochrome painting movement that arose in the aftermath of the Korean War (1950–53). The featured works, collectively referred to as "Umber Blue," were named after the pigments that Yun used—ultramarine and

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