“June, youngest son of the Paik family in Suwon, returns home in golden clothes” is written in a mix of Chinese and Korean characters. There are also eight human faces, two of whom raise their arms high as if welcoming him. The project by Gyeonggi Province to open an art museum of Nam June Paik was underway, and Paik compared the opening of his museum to an ancient idiom meaning that after a great social success, one returned home in clothes of silk brocade. To the left, Paik drew an outline of the Korean Peninsula and marked the Gyeonggi Province with a red dot highlighted in green. Next to this, Paik wrote, “for Sir. Hak-kyu Sohn, Gyeonggi-do.” The Gyeonggi governor Sohn began his term in July 2002, so this drawing would have been produced around that time.
Nam June Paik
oil stick on paper
June, youngest son of the Paik family in Suwon, returns home in golden clothes