- Nam June Paik 1932–2006
- Paper, ink, graphite and crayon on playing cards
- Support: 580 x 400 mm
- Presented by the Hakuta Family (Tate Americas Foundation) 2014
On long term loan
A drawing depicting a rolling wave has been collaged onto a background of playing card stock. The playing cards carry suggestions of chance and game-playing, both key concepts for the artists associated with Fluxus. The wave resembles the print The Great Wave off Kanagawa by the Japanese artist Hokusai (1760–1849 ), in which boats are threatened by a mighty surge of water – a more precarious take on the theme of chance.
Gallery label, October 2019
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