Unique cyanotype works by Do Ho Suh go on sale to support the CAS

3 June 2019 By

A handful of works from a series of 30 unique cyanotypes featuring a door lock, created specially by internationally renowned artist Do Ho Suh for the Contemporary Art Society, are now available for sale to support the acquisition of contemporary art for museums across the country.

In exquisitely made works, Do Ho Suh explores contemporary arrangements of space and the unstable boundaries of its categorisation along lines of individuality and collectivity, physicality and immateriality, mobility and fixity. Influenced by his nomadic existence – leaving his native South Korea to study and live in the United States, he has more recently moved between New York, Seoul and London – an enduring theme of the artist’s practice is the connection between the individual and the group across global cultures. Household items such as the door lock that are commonly touched and used are a recurrent feature of his smaller works, distilling the idea of home into a single object.


Full details are as follows:

Do Ho Suh
Door Lock, 310 Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7ST, UK (2019)
38.5 x 34.5 cm (unframed)
Produced by the artist in Singapore at STPI

A series of 30 unique cyanotypes, numbered and signed.

The edition is available at a special price of £1,300 (unframed) and £1,500 (framed). The bespoke framed editions will be framed by Fletcher Gallery Services to the artists’ specifications.

All funds will directly benefit the charitable work of the Contemporary Art Society, registered charity number 208178.

To purchase one of this series, please contact Dida Tait at Dida@contemporaryartsociety.org.


Do Ho Suh (born 1962, Seoul, South Korea) received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in sculpture from Yale University. Suh represented Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001 and has staged numerous recent international solo exhibitions and site-specific projects at institutional venues. The Contemporary Art Society bought the artist’s work in 2005 for Cartwright Hall in Bradford. He currently lives and works in London and is represented by Victoria Miro and Lehmann Maupin.