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Telephone X, 2000

New Media

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Price
Edition of 60
$3,500
    • Translucent amber resin multiple with battery-operated digital clock.
    • Includes a steel cradle stand painted in flat white enamel.
    • Signed and numbered by the artist.
    • Phone measures approximately 12 in x 4.5 in, including antenna. Positioned in cradle, the work measures approximately 20 in x 6 in x 6 in.

    About The Work

    Telephone X is one of Nam June Paik's rare multiples and was commissioned exclusively by the Whitney Museum of American Art, coordinated by Gerry Salant. The work, which resembles a cell phone, is made of translucent amber resin on which Paik inserted a stiff wire-brush antenna with a blue fuzzy tip. Inside the cell phone body, Paik embedded a battery-operated digital clock with a liquid crystal display, as well as various electronic parts, including a circuit board, audiotape, dials, and sundry metal objects. A handwritten message is visible within the object, reading, "Jaqu Lang becomes the president France I will come out of grave. Paik 2000."

    About Nam June Paik

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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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