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  • Jan 01, 2022

The Artists of 2021: Park Seo-Bo

PARK SEO-BO, Ecriture No. 161207, 2016, mixed media with Korean hanji paper on canvas, 200 × 300cm. Photo by Kai Schmidt/White Cube. Courtesy the artist and White Cube, London/New York/Hong Kong/Paris/Palm Beach.

In October 2021, Park Seo-Bo was bestowed the Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit, South Korea’s highest cultural honor, for his contributions to Korean art, most notably as the pioneer of Dansaekhwa. The 90-year-old artist joked, “It’s an award that I wanted to receive. You should have given it to me earlier.”

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