Korean Fine Arts Popular in San Francisco Art FairThe Park Young Duk Gallery of Seoul, Korea, which participated in the San Francisco International Art Fair from October 1 through October 4 sold 15 pieces of fine art by Korean artists. The sales amounted to 84,000 U.S. dollars.
Six Korean artists including the world-famous video artist Paik Nam Jun submitted their works for the exhibition. Among them, Ham Sup who works with Korean traditioal paper was so popular that he sold all of his seven pieces. Kim Chang Young and Jun Kwang Young sold five and four works respectively.
Almost 100 galleries from 12 countries participated in the San Francisco Art Fair this year with 1,500 pieces of fine arts.
Park Young Duk Gallery has been participating in the foreign art fairs briskly this year because Korean fine arts have gained competitive power in price due to the fall in the value of won since the IMF bail-out last year. The gallery will also participate in the Cologne(Koeln) Art Fair from November 7 througn November 15 in Cologne, Germany.