Nam June Paik Estate Executor Expresses Extenuation Over Paik Symposium at University of Cincinnati


NEW YORK, NY.- Ken Hakuta is the Executor of Nam June Paik’s Estate. Since Nam June’s death in 2006, the Estate has worked to preserve the integrity of Nam June’s artistic legacy by being consulted by auction houses on the provenance of Paik artwork, authorizing exhibition copies for museum exhibitions, working with museums and collectors on numerous Paik issues, and working on conservation issues. Jon Huffman, who worked closely with the artist as his studio assistant and on many of his exhibitions, is Curator of the Paik Estate. He oversees, for the Estate, the installation of his artwork and the making of Estate authorized exhibition copies where appropriate. Huffman has worked on the recent Museum Kunst Palast Dusseldorf and Tate Liverpool shows, the current Nam June Paik exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the upcoming (in late 2012) Smithsonian American Art Museum Paik exhibition, among many others. So when Mr. Hakuta heard that the University