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Nam June Paik passed away - January 30th, 2006, 1:26 pm
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From: "elastic group"
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:33:13 +0100
Subject: Nam June Paik passed away
I am very sad to announce the death of Nam June Paik who passed away at around 8 p.m.( ET. 29th Jan) in his apartment in Florida. The news was brought to my attention by Ken Paik( the manager of Nam June/ Nam June's Nephew) about an hour ago. Nam June's Body will be brought to New York by tomorrow afternoon and the funeral will take place sometime this weekend.
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via Artforum News:
Artist Nam June Paik Dies at Seventy-Four
01.30.06 - Nam June Paik, known as the inventor of video art, has died aged seventy-four, reports the Associated Press. The Korean-born artist died Sunday night of natural causes at his Miami apartment, a statement on his Web site said. Song Tae-ho, head of a South Korean cultural foundation working on a project to build a museum for the artist, said he learned of Paik's death from his nephew, Ken Paik Hakuta, in New York. Paik completed degrees in music and aesthetics in Japan before pursuing graduate work in philosophy. He made his debut in the art world in 1963 with a solo exhibition titled "Exposition of Music-Electronic Television." A stroke in 1996 left him partially paralyzed. Funeral services will be held this week in New York City.