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THE MILLENNIUM STORY: CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Yang Haegue
NOSY CLOWN – MANGANESE CARBONATE
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 562,500 HKD
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THE MILLENNIUM STORY: CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Yang Haegue
NOSY CLOWN – MANGANESE CARBONATE
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 562,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong

Yang Haegue
B. 1971
NOSY CLOWN – MANGANESE CARBONATE
Executed in 2011
clothing rack, casters, light bulbs, cable, zip ties, terminal strips, nylon cord, rope, metal chains, metal rings, knitting yarn, wigs, aluminium reflectors, driftwood, seashells, pill boxes, fringe, beads, eye pins, liquid medicine bottle, chain dog leash, cosmetic sponges, pocket ashtray, papier-mâché, watercolour, acrylic colour, varnish



197 by 116 by 110 cm; 77 1/2  by 45 5/8  by 43 1/4  in.
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Provenance

Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Acquired from the above by the present owner

This work is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity issued by Kukje Gallery

Catalogue Note

Having shown at numerous prestigious exhibitions including the Venice Biennale and Documenta (13), Haegue Yang’s original practice enjoys widespread critical acclaim. Although her work is difficult to categorize within the traditional boundaries of mediums, her sculptures, installations, performances and collages share a common point of departure in their use of household objects that have been reconfigured into artworks which seem at once foreign and familiar. Nosy Clown – Manganese Carbonate exemplifies this in its simultaneously futuristic and contemporary appearance, using ordinary objects including light bulbs, knitting, chains and papier-mâché in what becomes an almost otherworldly entity. Yet these unusual sculptures often display subtle anthropomorphic qualities, not least in their mannequin-like appearance and the presence of wheels that suggest they can move around freely. Activating the poetic potential of the everyday with a unique aesthetic appearance, Nosy Clown – Manganese Carbonate is an intriguing example of Haegue Yang’s captivating body of work.

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong