In its painterly exactitude and sense of wonder, K. Min’s miniature still life, Summer #45, calls to mind Renaissance studies of the natural world and the intense discipline of imitation, the recording of myriad forms of life. The random collection of insects, carefully arranged, also references the notion of vanitas and the transience of life. To be recorded, these beautiful creatures had to be stilled.


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K. Min is a painter who lives and works between Seoul, Korea, and Friendship, Maine. She has earned MFAs from Duksung Women’s University, Seoul, and The School of Visual Arts, New York. Her work has been exhibited in Korea, New York, and Maine, and is in many public collections around the world. She is represented by Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine.

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Summer #45, 2017
Lot Number 26
Oil on board
5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.78 cm)
Courtesy of artist
Signed on recto, titled on verso

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K. Min
Summer #45
  • Dimensions
    5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.78 cm)