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Hong Ra-hee and Lee Kun-hee
Valentin Carron, DUST MINT, 2018.

Hong Ra-hee and Lee Kun-hee

Seoul

Electronics (Samsung)

Modern and contemporary international art; traditional and modern Korean art

Overview

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Lee Kun-hee is the group chairman of Samsung and among the richest people in South Korea. His wife, Hong Ra-hee, is the director of the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. The institution was created by the late Samsung founder Hoam Lee Byung-chul (who is also Lee Kun-hee’s father) and boasts one of the most impressive collections of national and international contemporary art in South Korea. The museum is focused on developing Seoul as a city of international culture.

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