Nam June Paik, A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

  • Nam June Paik, A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987 cover

    Nam June Paik, A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987; notebook with graphite and pastel drawings on paper; each: 15 x 20 in. (38.1 x 50.8 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of the Hakuta family; © Estate of Nam June Paik

  • Nam June Paik, A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987 page 1

    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

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    Nam June Paik, Untitled, from A Drawing Notebook Large, 1987

Explore Nam June Paik’s Notebooks

In conjunction with the exhibition Nam June Paik: In Character, SFMOMA has made available here three notebooks from the SFMOMA collection that Paik used in 1980, 1987, and 1996. Offering intimate access to the process of this renowned and prolific artist, the newly digitized notebooks foreground Paik's wide-ranging experimentation with drawing, a medium in which he developed a distinctive and playful pictorial vocabulary. His works on paper incorporate Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters as well as symbols of his own devising, including hieroglyphs of frequent subjects such as televisions, birds, and Buddhas.

Nam June Paik: In Character

June 3, 2017–January 1, 2018
Floor 2

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