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Ha Jung-woo puts new painting up for auction

By 황장진

Published : March 3, 2016 - 16:09

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Actor and film director Ha Jung-woo has put up his painting “Keep Silence” for auction, art auctioneer I Auction announced Wednesday.

The auctioneer described Ha’s works as an outlandish and humorous depiction of the conflict between oneself and the character he or she plays, adding that it evokes pop art and expressionism.

The auctioneer estimated the value of Ha’s work to range from 13 million won ($ 10,647) to 25 million won.

Ha’s career as an artist started as a hobby in 2007, when he was a college student. Ha has held several exhibitions, gradually earning recognition of his talents as a painter.

The March auction will be held at an I Auction exhibition center in Seoul at 5 p.m. on March 8. The auction will feature 221 art pieces, including pottery, Korean folk art, antique paintings and modern arts. The auction pieces are on view at the same venue until March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By Jung Eun-jin(