Lee Jung-seob (이중섭)

Seoul Museum, Buamdong, Seoul, Saturday 14 September, 4pm. Seoul Museum’s current exhibition focuses on Park Chan-ho, an inspirational baseball player who played in the US, including at the LA Dodgers, in a career that spanned 18 years from 1994 to 2012. An oversized sculpture of him in Gwon Osang’s familiar style greets you as you […]

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Kim Whanki and Lee Jung Seob in Christies Sale

by Philip Gowman 17 August 2011
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A late Lee Jung-seop work – Fighting Bulls, 1955 – is coming up at Christie’s NY (14 Sept 2011). Estimate: a cool million. And double that for a gorgeous Kim Whanki (1913-1974) Landscape in Blue Keywords: Artists: Kim Whanki | Lee Jung-seob (이중섭) Organisations and venues: Christie’s Other tags: Art as investment

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Lee Jung-seob: a wartime artist taking refuge in Jeju-do

by Philip Gowman 7 May 2011
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Seogwipo, Jeju-do, Saturday 7 May 2011. Lee Jung-seob (이중섭) (1916-1956) is one of Korea’s best-known post-liberation painters. His work is perhaps appreciated by artists and connoisseurs more than members of the public. His contemporary Park Soo-keun, with his unthreatening and nostalgic rustic scenes, is almost a household name. Lee’s work however is more varied, combining […]

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2011 Travel Diary day 8: Seogipwo’s Lee Jung-seob museum and Jeju’s stone tomb guardians

by Philip Gowman 7 May 2011
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Jeju Stone Park, Saturday 7 May 2011. We wake up on our second morning in the Stone Park. We go on a pleasant stroll through the parks’s extraordinary recreation forest. The part of the forest accessible from the Stone Park has had pathways sensitively constructed enabling families to enjoy the unusual gnarled shapes of the […]

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