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Artist: Nam June Paik, American, born Korea, 1932–2006

Real Plant/Live Plant

1978/82

Closed-circuit, silent, color video with midcentury television casing, monitor, video camera with tripod, dirt, glass, and flowers

Console: 21.59 x 52.07 x 36.83 cm (8 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.); TV, console, and flasks (without flowers): 67.31 x 52.07 x 59.06 cm (26 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 23 1/4 in.)
Katharine Ordway Fund
2010.140.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

Edith Decker-Phillips, Paik Video (Barrytown, N.Y.: Barrytown Ltd., 1998), 86–89, 128, 132 (comp. cit.), ill.

John G. Hanhardt, The Worlds of Nam June Paik, exh. cat. (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2000), 128, 130, 132 (comp. cit.), ill.

Amy Canonico, “Nam June Paik’s “Real Plant/Live Plant”,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2011): 58–60, fig. 1.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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