Nam June Paik

Untitled

1974–92

In Tate Modern

Artist
Nam June Paik 1932–2006
Medium
Paper, ink, graphite and crayon on playing cards
Dimensions
Support: 580 x 400 mm
Collection
Presented by the Hakuta Family (Tate Americas Foundation) 2014
On long term loan
Reference
L03644

Display caption

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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