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Lot 68

Hankoo Lee (South Korea)

Military Use, 1990

Inkjet print, Archival Pigment paper, printed in 2014, Edition 1/5
15 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches (40 x 60 cm), signed certificate

Courtesy of the artist

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Artist Bio

As a member of The Truth, a documentary photography group, and as a photographer for Men and Mountain, a monthly photo magazine, Hankoo Lee has traveled to over a thousand villages in Korea. He has climbed many major mountain ranges in the world, including the Korean mountain chains of Baekdudaegan, Honam-jeongmaek, and Nangnamjeongmaek; he also climbed Khan Tengri of the Tian Shan mountains in China and the southwest wall of Mt. Everest. From the vertical heights and horizontal expanses of the Korean peninsula and beyond, he has built his own photo world. Lee’s photographs have been shown in solo exhibitions in Seoul, including Cheong Gye Cheon Stream (2015), Bresson Gallery; Ultimate Dance (2015), Space 22; Military Use (2012), Ryugaheon’s Mainly Photographs Gallery; and Microlandscape (2011), Canon Plex Gallery. He has participated in numerous group shows in Seoul, including Go Out in 18 years (2004), Yechong Gallery; Korea– Japan Mountain Photo Exhibition (2000), Japanese Culture Center and Korean Embassy; and Korean Mountain Photographs (2000), Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. In 2012, Lee’s series Military Use was published by Noonbit Press, Korea; was shown in FotoFest International Discoveries V exhibition in 2015; and will be shown at Salon du Livre de Paris in 2016.
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