Nam June Paik

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Zen for TV

1963
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About the artwork
Paik’s working methods embraced the glitches and eccentricities of electronic images. We can see this here in one of his most famous television pieces. Paik bought 12 second-hand TV sets for his first exhibition, Exposition of Music-Electronic Television, 1963, and two of them arrived damaged. This set had a broken cathode ray, emitting just one line of electrons. This made it condense the broadcasted image into a single line of light. Paik used this elegant image, naming it Zen for TV, 1963, referencing the principles of zen Buddhism.
  • Artist Nam June Paik
  • Artwork Zen for TV
  • Exhibition Nam June Paik
  • Date of work 1963
  • Credit Original: Manipulated 19-inch cathode-ray tube television 54.6 x 41.9 x 44.4 cm San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Gift of the Hakuta family © Estate of Nam June Paik
About the artist
Nam June Paik (1932 – 2006) was a Korean-American artist, who lived and worked in Japan, Germany and the USA in a variety of media. Pioneering the use of video and TV in art, Paik’s artistic practice crossed disciplines, and has had a profound influence on contemporary art and culture. His robots created from television screens are some of his best-known pieces, with televisions and electronic imagery featuring as a key component in both his solo and collaborative works.
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DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 10 working days. For countries outside of Europe, delivery may take up to 20 days.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

LAST ORDER DATES FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS DELIVERY:

Custom prints
UK: 12noon on 15th December 2019
Europe and Rest of World: 12noon on 8th December 2019

Everything else
UK: Midnight on 19th December 2019
Europe: Midnight on Monday 16th December 2019
Rest of World: Midnight Friday 13th December 2019

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.

Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 10 working days. For countries outside of Europe, delivery may take up to 20 days.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

LAST ORDER DATES FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS DELIVERY:

Custom prints
UK: 12noon on 15th December 2019
Europe and Rest of World: 12noon on 8th December 2019

Everything else
UK: Midnight on 19th December 2019
Europe: Midnight on Monday 16th December 2019
Rest of World: Midnight Friday 13th December 2019

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.