BAE CHAN-HYO (b.1975) Existing in Costume 1, 2006 chromogenic print signed in ink on printed authentication certificate with credit, title, date and edition 'AP1', printed label with credit, title, date and edition 'AP1' on backing board. 42 x 33in. (106.5 x 83.8cm.) overall
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis. Living and working in London since 2004, Bae portrays himself as a British queen in Existing in Costume 1. Of this series, he comments: 'I try to become British just as a child pretends to be a mother by dressing in her clothes. Although the mother's clothes are unsuitable for the child, the child still tries to dress as its mother, trying to express its existence as another person.' (Artist statement, 2009) Another print of Existing in Costume 1 will be featured in the forthcoming exhibition Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/Santa Barbara Museum of Art (fig.1). Bae's works are held in various collections, including the MFAH.