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NAM JUNE PAIK

Robot

Stock Code
102449
1990
£16,000

Paik was fascinated by the figure of the robot, and created his first radio-controlled robot in 1964. This later piece came towards the end of his career, shortly before the 1993 Bakelite Robot that would be exhibited at the Tate.

Throughout the 20th Century, the robot figure was a popular symbol in art, literature and film for communicating the threat that technology posed to humanity and to the direction advanced computerisation was placing us on. Paik's interest certainly was in part due to the increasing overlap between human and computer, a trajectory that posed the question over whether the overlap would eventually render humans futille in favour of an entirely computerised society. Paik's fascination with robots and production of multiple different sculptures in their image led to his solo exhibition Becoming Robot in New York, 2014-2015.

We can view Paik's fascination with Robots in his art as an extension of

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Description

Mixed metal multiple with lightbulb, 1990, signed in black ink, dated, numbered from an edition of 91 unique works, published by Edition Mönchehaus-Museum, Goslar, Germany, height: 55 cm (21½in)

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