Tokyo, The National Art Center

Major Retrospective for Minimalist Lee Ufan

Lee Ufan made a name for himself with minimalist sculptures and paintings. To this day, the whole world presents his works: To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the National Art Center in Tokyo, the museum is opening a major retrospective of the South Korean artist Ufan on 10 August.

August 09, 2022

Recent auction results of Lee Ufan

Lee Ufan - Untitled, 1985
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Japanese and Korean Art
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 70.000 - 90.000 USD
Realised: 138.600 USD
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Lee Ufan - Dialogue
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Post War & Contemporary Art
December 2023
Bonhams, Paris
Est.: 500.000 - 700.000 EUR
Realised: 597.300 EUR
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Lee Ufan - Correspondance
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20th Century Art Day Sale
November 2023
Christies, Hong Kong
Est.: 3.200.000 - 5.200.000 HKD
Realised: not available
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Lee Ufan - From Point
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20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale
November 2023
Christies, Hong Kong
Est.: 5.000.000 - 8.000.000 HKD
Realised: not available
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Lee Ufan - From Point(Painted In 1984)
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Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art
October 2023
China Guardian
Est.: 400.000 - 600.000 HKD
Realised: 900.000 HKD
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Lee Ufan - Dialogue
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
October 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Realised: 100.800 GBP
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Lee Ufan - 6, from From Port
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Contemporary Edition
July 2023
Christies
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 2.520 USD
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Lee Ufan - Dialogue
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20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale
May 2023
Christies, Hong Kong
Est.: 5.500.000 - 8.000.000 HKD
Realised: 11.265.000 HKD
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Lee Ufan - From line
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A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part I
May 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 1.200.000 - 1.800.000 USD
Realised: 1.502.000 USD
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Lee Ufan - Correspondance
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20th Century Art Day Sale
May 2023
Christies, Hong Kong
Est.: 2.200.000 - 3.200.000 HKD
Realised: 3.402.000 HKD
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Lee Ufan is known for minimalist sculptures and paintings as well as theoretical essays in which he writes down his understanding of art. Born in 1936, the artist can look back on a long career whose genesis and development can be traced at the National Art Center in Tokyo from 10 August to 7 November: The Lee Ufan retrospective shows works from the 1960s to the present day. At the same time, the museum is celebrating its 15th anniversary with this exhibition.

Lee Ufan was born in the Japanese Empire, in what is now South Korea. He moved to Japan at the age of 20 and was one of the leading members of the artist group Mono-ha (School of Things). It campaigned against Western influences in Japanese art. In the 1970s, Ufan increasingly presented his works in Europe and the USA, including at documenta 6 (1977). Since then, Ufan has combined East Asian and Western art traditions in his minimalist approach to art.Art.Salon

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