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Lee U-fan claims alleged counterfeits are authentic

Artist Lee U-fan reiterated Thursday that all 13 paintings that the National Forensic Service identified as counterfeits were authentic and revealed that a police officer tried to get him to say that ...

Updated : 2016.06.30 14:36

Chun sketches pulled from auction over forgery suspicion

Seoul Auction has withdrawn a book of sketches by Korean artist Chun Kyung-ja that was due to be auctioned Wednesday. The book of 16 drawings by Chun, bidding for which was set to start at 400 million...

Updated : 2016.06.29 15:01

Kim Whan-ki's painting sells for record 5.4 bln won in auction

A painting by Korea's abstract painting master Kim Whan-ki sold for 5.4 billion won ($4.62 million), the highest price ever paid for a Korean artwork in an auction, a local art sales company said Tues...

Updated : 2016.06.29 10:12

[Herald Interview] Korean-British artist duo creates physical expressions of light and space

 GWANGJU -- The name of the Seoul-based artist duo Kimchi and Chips pretty much tells where the artists are from.  Korean-British artist duo Mimi Son and Elliot Woods formed an art studio in 2009, a...

Updated : 2016.06.28 16:30

[Newsmaker] Lee U-fan to take time to examine counterfeits of his paintings

Artist Lee U-fan, whose abstract paintings have become the subjects of art forgeries, took a look at the paintings the National Forensic Service identified as counterfeits for the first time Monday, b...

Updated : 2016.06.27 14:59

Melted dreams: Art installation to vanish during conventions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – “The American Dream” will melt away during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.Two artists from Brooklyn are installing massive ice sculptures of the words “The American Dream” in Cleveland and Philadelphia during those cities' respective conventions...

Updated : 2016.06.27 10:45

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) – “Star Wars” creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to developm...

Updated : 2016.06.26 14:31

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Theater Scene from the musical, “The Three Musketeers” (Showholic)“The Three Musketeers”: Based on Alexandre Dumas’ novel, “The Three Musketeers,” the musical rendition of the classic tale has ...

Updated : 2016.06.24 17:33

Christo exhibition falls victim to own success

MILAN (AFP) -- Artist Christo’s floating walkway on a northern Italian lake has been closed at night because of wear-and-tear inflicted by the 270,000 visitors who have flocked to see it in less than...

Updated : 2016.06.23 15:12

Artday to hold June auction

Herald Artday, a subsidiary of Herald Corp., is holding an online auction from June 24-28, presenting major artworks of modern and contemporary Korean artists. The art auction features some 190 artwor...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:58

How France fell for Chirac's indigenous art museum

PARIS (AFP) - It opened late and millions over budget amid sneering that it was an “ill-judged disaster” that bordered on being racist.And the man who drove the project -- former president Jacques C...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:47

Why is Korean art market vulnerable to forgery?

Artist Lee U-fan will finally have a look at the paintings that the National Forensic Service confirmed as counterfeits of his works next Monday.  “We can’t conclude whether the paintings are forge...

Updated : 2016.06.21 17:59

French writer Houellebecq lays himself bare in art show

PARIS (AFP) -- In one of the most eagerly awaited Paris art shows of the year, the ageing enfant terrible of French letters, Michel Houellebecq, does not disappoint.From a room full of erotic photogra...

Updated : 2016.06.21 13:12

[Herald Review] K.Will makes musical debut as 'ugliest man in Paris'

“Ballad King” Kim Hyung-soo, better known by his stage name K.Will, has returned to the spotlight, except this time, he is not showing much of the charming baby face that fans adore – the K-pop ido...

Updated : 2016.06.20 15:21

At 71, conceptual art pioneer Kosuth still has plenty to say

BASEL, Switzerland (AFP) -- Joseph Kosuth, considered one of the pioneers of conceptual art in the 1960s, may walk with difficulty, but he has no plans to slow down.“I've never been busier,” the 71-...

Updated : 2016.06.20 14:11