Art Projects International

Gateway (Pratt Institute, New York)November 10, 2010

“IL LEE – Eye On Alumni” by Abigail Beshkin


When The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its newly installed Arts of Korea Gallery this month, it will showcase two works by Il Lee (M.F.A. ’82), a Korean-born, New York-based artist best known for creating innovative works both on paper and canvas using ballpoint pens.

The exhibit brings the artist’s move from Korea to New York full circle, explains Jung Lee Sanders, whose gallery Art Projects International has been representing Lee since 1996.

“The first place Il Lee went when he landed in New York was the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” notes Sanders. “For him to have two of his works installed there is magnificent.”

– Abigail Beshkin

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