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Lee Dongi
FLOWER GARDEN
Estimation
10 00015 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
94
Lee Dongi
FLOWER GARDEN
Estimation
10 00015 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Lee Dongi
B. 1967
FLOWER GARDEN
signed and dated 2005 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
36 by 46 in. 91 by 116.5 cm.
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Description

"Atomaus," a hybrid character formed by combining the cartoons Atom Boy (Astro Boy's name in Korea) and Mickey Mouse, is the artist's signature character and is featured in several of his works. While Lee's images are influenced by the mixture of Japanese and American popular culture that flooded South Korea in the 1970s and 1980s, his works do not aim to be social critiques. Lee's works comment instead on the ennui of repetition and routine, found both in modern-day lifestyles and in the serial formality of pop art. The visual two-dimensionality of Lee's images correspond to the psychological flatness of Atomaus, who is neither pure invention nor a reference to a single, pre-existing character; he is a generic character that is ironically sui generis.

Contemporary Asian Art

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