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.