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Big names come to art fair


Bernard Buffet’s “Le pont de la concorde” (1960) is among artwork for sale.

An art fair focusing on connoisseurs and big collectors started yesterday in central Seoul.

Twenty-eight major Korean and foreign galleries are presenting artwork in the third annual G-Seoul International Art Fair, which runs through Monday at the Grand Hilton Seoul. The fair was co-organized by the JoongAng Ilbo and the art company Gade.

The 12 foreign galleries include Britain’s Gagosian and Victoria Miro, America’s James Cohan and Japan’s MA2 and Mori Yu. The 16 local galleries include Arario, Gana Art, Hakgojae, Kukje and Sun Contemporary.

Among the air fair’s special programs are three special exhibitions including “Hyper Narrative” and lectures by art market researchers and curators including “New Asian art market by the Western dealer’s perspective” by White Cube Asia director Graham Steele.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. exclusively for invited guests and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for general visitors. The hours change on Monday - the final day - to 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for general visitors. Admission is 25,000 won. For more information, visit or call (02) 556-1440.

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