Telephone X, 2000

New Media

Translucent amber resin multiple with battery-operated digital clock.

12.00 x 6.00 x 6.00 in

30.5 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm

Edition of 60

Signed and numbered by the artist.

PRICE: $3,500

    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

    From The Magazine

    • Includes a steel cradle stand painted in flat white enamel.
    • 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.
    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from New York.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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