Brandon Ballengée: RIP Korean Tiger
RIP Korean Tiger: After Park Shi Jin, 2020/2023
Artist cut and burnt open edition Giclée print on rice paper, ashes, and etched funerary urn
24 x 17 x 1 in., framed
Detail from open-edition Giclée print on rice paper Rabbit and Tiger by Park Shi Jin.
-- The Korean Tiger (Panthertigris sp.) was a population of Siberian tiger, or Amur tiger, native to the Korean Peninsula. The Korean tiger was the largest tiger subspecies in the world. Already uncommon by the beginning of the 20th Century, the last Korean Tigers were hunted to extinction by the 1940s, with the last individual specimen killed in 1944.