Drawing: Graphite on wove paper
14 1/16 x 16 13/16 in.
Date: 1976

A pivotal figure in the development of video as a form of artistic expression, Nam June Paik sought to redefine the relationship between the viewer and the television set, often incorporating multiple televisions into a piece and combining video, performance, and sculpture. In these two untitled drawings from the late 1970s, Paik uses the borders of the page to mimic the sides of a television set, faintly rendering the rounded rectangular edges of a screen, and even including, in one drawing, a crescent-shaped reflection.

All works by Nam June Paik
RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design
Accession: 2009.59.21
  • The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Rhode Island. RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, July 20, 2012 – December 2, 2012.

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