Korean Art and Korean Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1393162 (stock #1378)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Large Crane Painting by Famous Korean Buddhist Monk Painter Poet Su An Sunim (born 1940). Gracefully rendered in the brushstrokes of the contemplative Zen Buddhist style. The crane is an ancient symbol of immortality and long life, and is held in such high esteem in Korea its image adorns only the highest rank badges. The crane has further special meaning in Buddhism. The bodhisattvas change themselves into cranes so they can fly around the world helping those in need. In this paining of the bodhisattva crane in flight, he has an observant, compassionate eye and his wings are open wide to shield those in need of protection. The recent exhibition of Su An Sunim's work at the Zen Buddhist Temple in New York City was the most highly-attended exhibition ever presented by the Korean Art Society. At that exhibition, Su An Sunim's works of similar size and quality sold for multiples of the prices we are asking here. Framed in a traditional Korean wood frame. Frame: 60 x 18.5 inches, 152.5 x 47 cm; Painting: 50 x 11 inches, 127.5 x 27.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1394734 (stock #1386)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Zen Lotus Flower Painting by the Famous Korean Monk from Jeju Island, Ko Chang Nyul aka Jung Kwang Sunim aka the Mad Monk (1935-2002). A great example of the expressive brushwork for which he is famous. A google search of Jung Kwang Mad Monk will reveal the fascinating life of this character, and you'll find this movie about him (http://www.piff.org/eng/html/archive/arc_search_view.asp?idx=1314&target=search&c_idx=18&m_entry_year=2002) and this exhibition at the Seoul Art Center (http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20110807000244) and this book (http://www.amazon.com/The-Mad-Monk-Paintings-Lancaster-Miller/dp/0895810174) and more. He and his work have been featured on CNN, PBS, NHK, and other major broadcasters. He was a famous monk, artist, poet, and actor. His unique paintings are instantly recognizable by their zen approach to form and color. Please take a look at the close-ups here to get a sense of the spiritual quality of his brushwork. The crane is an ancient symbol of longevity. It has further symbolic meaning in Buddhism. The bodhisattvas change themselves into cranes so that they can fly all over the world visiting and helping people. Ink and color on paper. Frame: 34.5 x 24.75 inches, 88.25 x 63 cm; Painting: 27.5 x 17.5 inches, 70 x 44.5 cm. The buyer of this fine painting will receive a PDF file compilation of Jung Kwang Sunim's poems, and a bio. You'll laugh and cry when you read "Zen Poems 1".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1393030 (stock #1375)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Rare Framed Calligraphy by the Last Korean Princess, Yi Bangja (1901 - 1989). A beautiful piece of Korean history created by the last member of the royal household to reside in Korea's royal palace. Princess Yi Bangja is much beloved by the Korean people. She devoted her entire life to the education of mentally and physically handicapped people, and worked tirelessly to support them. She is the subject of television dramas, stage dramas, operas, movies, and books, including her autobiography, "The World is One." This piece reads 선정기심 (seon-jeong-gi-sim). It means "Correct your mind first," or a very modern translation would be "Get your mind right, first." From the text 大學 . Frame: 24.5 x 18 inches, 62 x 46 cm; Calligraphy: 15 x 12.5 inches, 38 x 32 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1368812 (stock #1317)
Korean Art and Antiques
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A Lovely Korean Village in a Winter Landscape by Kim Dae Won aka Chang San (1955 - ). 24 x 19 inches, 61 x 48 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1276713 (stock #1180)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Asmat Tribe War Shield and Spirit Protecting Shield, made on the Dutch (Indonesian) side of New Guinea (Irian Jaya) by the Asmat people. It shows carving done by stone or shell tools, rather than more recent metal-carved examples. 74 x 20 inches, 188 x 51 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1265444 (stock #1149)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Beautiful and Historical Lacquered Mother-of-Pearl Presentation Box inscribed by Governor Lee Ik Heung (governor from November 23, 1953 to May 21, 1956), the first governor of Gyeonggi Province after the Korean War and the division of Korean into north and south. A beautiful piece of Korean history. 5.5w x 4d x 2h inches, 14 x 10 x 5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1265670 (stock #1152)
Korean Art and Antiques
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This spectacular and truly one-of-a kind telephone was not only crafted by what was Korea's premier lacquer and mother-of-pearl company in the mid 20th Century (Kimpo Chilgi Gongyaesa), this is the one-off deluxe telephone that they made for themselves to use in their own office, so they put everything into this phone, and there really is no other like it. The label, like the rest of the telephone , is in remarkable condition, so you can still read the company name and telephone number on the label. The phone actually works, and it spins on the stand like a lazy susan. This is a grand and beautiful piece of Korean history. 11.5w x 7.5h inches, 29w x 19 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1339327 (stock #1247)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Calligraphy by Korea's Most Famous Calligrapher, O Se Chang aka Wichang (1864 - 1953) with original silk mounting. Scroll: 73.5 x 15.75 inches, 187 x 40 cm; Calligraphy: 50.5 x 11.75 inches, 128 x 30 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #838636 (stock #0298)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Oil Painting by Park Deuk Soon (1910 - 1990), signed and dated 1949, with original frame. Park Deuk Soon studied in Tokyo with Ryohei Koizo and graduated from the Pacific Fine Arts School in 1938. He exhibited often at the National Art Exhibition and the Chosun Art Exhibition. He was also an educator and an active member of the Kukjeon, and served for a time as President of the Korean Painters Association. Frame: 23.5 x 19 inches, 59 x 48 cm; Painting: 17 x 12.25 inches, 43 x 31 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1079534 (stock #0775)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Fine Crane Painting by the Famous Korean Monk from Jeju Island, Ko Chang Nyul aka Jung Kwang Sunim (1935-2002). A google search of Jung Kwang Mad Monk will reveal the fascinating life of this character, and you'll find this movie about him (http://www.piff.org/eng/html/archive/arc_search_view.asp?idx=1314&target=search&c_idx=18&m_entry_year=2002) and this recent exhibition (http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20110807000244) and this book (http://www.amazon.com/The-Mad-Monk-Paintings-Lancaster-Miller/dp/0895810174) and more. He and his work have been featured on CNN, PBS, NHK, and other major broadcasters. He was a famous monk, artist, poet, and actor. His unique paintings are instantly recognizable by their zen approach to form and color. Please take a look at the close-ups here to get a sense of the spiritual quality of his brushwork. The crane is an ancient symbol of longevity. It has further symbolic meaning in Buddhism. The bodhisattvas change themselves into cranes so that they can fly all over the world visiting and helping people. Ink and color on paper. Frame: 23.25 x 19.75 inches, 59 x 50 cm; Painting: 16.5 x 13 inches, 42 x 33 cm. The buyer of this fine painting will receive a PDF file compilation of Jung Kwang Sunim's poems, and a bio. You'll laugh and cry when you read "Zen Poems 1".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #936666 (stock #0419)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Fighting with Stones Woodblock Print on Traditional Hanji Paper by Hong Sung Dam in 1986 (28.5 x 19.5 inches, 72.5 x 49.5 cm, including margins). Hong Sung Dam is a woodblock print artist who was a leader of the minjung, the peoples' political movement that arose from the ashes of the Gwangju Massacre where the Korean government slaughtered hundreds (some witnesses say thousands) of their own citizens in the streets in response to demonstrations in Gwangju. He was arrested in 1989, and suffered brutal torture in prison. He was released in 1992 after a three-year-long campaign by Amnesty International. After the subsequent democratization of Korea, Hong was commissioned by the government in 1996 to create the large (120 feet) Minjung Mural in Gwangju. Early minjung art is much sought after, and Hong Sung Dam is one of the most revered and acclaimed minjung artists. He donated much of his early work, so opportunities to buy are very infrequent (practically non-existent, actually). So we are very pleased to offer this rare collection of woodblock prints on traditional hanji paper by Hong Sung Dam that were created before his imprisonment, hidden from authorities by his friends, and donated to Amnesty International after their successful effort to get him released from prison. Own a piece of history and a beautiful work of art from a man who grew up in poverty (on the island of Haui) and illness (severe tuberculosis as a youth) to become an inspiring artist who gave his life to his art and his people.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #997195 (stock #0477)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Humia, Nepal Shaman Mask, 15.5 inches, 39.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1105040 (stock #0838)
Korean Art and Antiques
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1971 Oil Painting by Choi Young Rim. Frame: 30 x 24 inches, 76 x 61 cm; Painting: 20 x 15 inches, 51 x 38 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #936680 (stock #0423)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Sword Dance Woodblock Print on Traditional Hanji Paper by Hong Sung Dam in 1982 (28.5 x 28 inches, 72.5 x 71 cm, including margins). Hong Sung Dam is a woodblock print artist who was a leader of the minjung, the peoples' political movement that arose from the ashes of the Gwangju Massacre where the Korean government slaughtered hundreds (some witnesses say thousands) of their own citizens in the streets in response to demonstrations in Gwangju. He was arrested in 1989, and suffered brutal torture in prison. He was released in 1992 after a three-year-long campaign by Amnesty International. After the subsequent democratization of Korea, Hong was commissioned by the government in 1996 to create the large (120 feet) Minjung Mural in Gwangju. Early minjung art is much sought after, and Hong Sung Dam is one of the most revered and acclaimed minjung artists. He donated much of his early work, so opportunities to buy are very infrequent (practically non-existent, actually). So we are very pleased to offer this rare collection of woodblock prints on traditional hanji paper by Hong Sung Dam that were created before his imprisonment, hidden from authorities by his friends, and donated to Amnesty International after their successful effort to get him released from prison. Own a piece of history and a beautiful work of art from a man who grew up in poverty (on the island of Haui) and illness (severe tuberculosis as a youth) to become an inspiring artist who gave his life to his art and his people.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #997193 (stock #0476)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Nepalese Middle Hills Janus Mask, 13.5 inches, 34 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1006278 (stock #0560)
Korean Art and Antiques
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A Rare Pair of Batik, Sun and Moon by Malaysian artist, Chuah Siew Teng, eldest son of the most famous batik artist of all time, Chuah Thean Teng, the creator of modern batik painting. Chuah Siew Teng is now widely recognized as the greatest living batik artist. He rarely, if ever, created a pair of paintings to be sold as a pair, so this pair is very rare as well as exquisitely beautiful. Purchased directly from the artist in 1977. Frame: 30.25 x 23 inches, 77 x 58.5 cm; Batik: 23 x 17.5 inches, 58.5 x 44.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #936121 (stock #0416)
Korean Art and Antiques
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Maitreya Woodblock Print on Traditional Hanji Paper by Hong Sung Dam in 1982 (21 x 14.5 inches, 53.5 x 37 cm, including margins). Hong Sung Dam is a woodblock print artist who was a leader of the minjung, the peoples' political movement that arose from the ashes of the Gwangju Massacre where the Korean government slaughtered hundreds (some witnesses say thousands) of their own citizens in the streets in response to demonstrations in Gwangju. He was arrested in 1989, and suffered brutal torture in prison. He was released in 1992 after a three-year-long campaign by Amnesty International. After the subsequent democratization of Korea, Hong was commissioned by the government in 1996 to create the large (120 feet) Minjung Mural in Gwangju. Early minjung art is much sought after, and Hong Sung Dam is one of the most revered and acclaimed minjung artists. He donated much of his early work, so opportunities to buy are very infrequent (practically non-existent, actually). So we are very pleased to offer this rare collection of woodblock prints on traditional hanji paper by Hong Sung Dam that were created before his imprisonment, hidden from authorities by his friends, and donated to Amnesty International after their successful effort to get him released from prison. Own a piece of history and a beautiful work of art from a man who grew up in poverty (on the island of Haui) and illness (severe tuberculosis as a youth) to become an inspiring artist who gave his life to his art and his people.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1006630 (stock #0573)
Korean Art and Antiques
Sold to the Rubin Museum
Nepalese Terai Region Mask with a Third Eye. 9 inches, 23 cm.