Seoul Auction Opening New Office in Hong Kong

Seoul Auction is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Alexandra House, Central, Hong Kong. To mark the occasion, Seoul Auction is also holding an inaugural private sales exhibition, “Cutting Edge”, featuring works by young Korean artists. The exhibition is being held at Seoul Auction’s new office, 1808, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, and will continue until August 14 (closed on Saturdays and Sundays). For more information about the exhibition, please contact Seoul Auction at 2537 1880.

“The opening of our new office in Hong Kong marks a milestone in Seoul Auction’s history,” said Mr Jun Lee, CEO of Seoul Auction. “It demonstrates that we are fully committed to establishing Hong Kong as a truly international art hub and to better serving our clients throughout the Asian region.”

Ms Misung Shim, Managing Director of Seoul Auction Hong Kong Ltd, added: “The new office also provides a gallery space that enables us to present regular exhibitions. For our inaugural private sales exhibition, we have carefully selected artworks that illustrate the strong creativity and unique styles of talented young artists in Korea today.”

Among the highlights are The Afro Thinker by Byun Kyung Soo, Brian Drain by Lee Don Gi, and In a Row by Park Yuna. Of particular interest are two portraits of the late pop star Michael Jackson by Son Dong Hyun in traditional literati style.

About Seoul Auction Hong Kong Ltd .
Established in 1998, Seoul Auction is Korea’s oldest established and leading art auction house. In 2008, Seoul Auction’s 10th anniversary, the company set up its Hong Kong office to expand business across the Asian art market. Its inaugural sale of Modern and Contemporary Art in Hong Kong in October 2008, which achieved HK$180 million, was the first-ever auction in Hong Kong to offer Western contemporary art. In its second Hong Kong Sale on May 15, 2009, Tranquility from the renowned British artist Damien Hirst’s celebrated Butterfly Series achieved HK$ 13.37 million (US$1.71 million), becoming the most expensive work by Damien Hirst ever sold at auction in Asia.

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