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Auction for Haiti relief raises 170 million won

Art auction-company Seoul Auction raised some 170 million won during its third charity event “Haiti Children Support Fundraising Auction.”

Titled “We Believe Haiti,” the auction was held on July 7 at Seoul Auction, Gangnam, with actor Lee Kwang-ki serving as the emcee. Items donated by renowned celebrities, writers, artists, and art collectors were put on the block for Haiti emergency aid funds operated by World Vision.

All 50 works of art ― donated by artists and art collectors such as Bae Bien-u, Joo Tae-suk, Lee Yong-baek, Lee Seung-o, Ha Tae-im and Mari Kim ― were successfully auctioned. Rock group Boohwal leader and guitarist Kim Tae-won’s Paul Geppetto acoustic guitar, which he designed and signed, was sold for one million won. Actor Ha Jeong-woo’s oil-painting “Face” was sold for 5 million won. Artist Lee Yong-baek’s “Plastic Fish(97.6×145.5cm)” fetched the highest price at 24 million won.

By Lee Hyun-jae, Intern reporter
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Korea Herald daum