"Make something as big as the Eiffel Tower"
marble, silver; 20 cm x 20 cm x 140 cm, height of the Eiffel Tower: 2 cm
Born 20th July, 1932 in Seoul (Korea). He lives in New York. Paik is one of
the leading representatives of Fluxus and video-art (since 1963); his multi-monitor-installations
are famous. His tribute to the „Giardino“ is based on an instruction
given to Daniel Spoerri in his absence. Being asked to think about a work of
art for Spoerri´s garden, Nam June Paik answered: “Tell him to make
something as big as the Eiffel-Tower!” – When he received this message
Spoerri interpreted it his way.