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Korean Abstract Painting

KWON YOUNGWOO, Untitled, 1986, gouache and ink on paper, 224 x 170 cm. Courtesy Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.

Overlooked by the international art world for almost half a century, Dansaekhwa—Korean monochrome abstract painting—is finally having its moment, thanks to a revived interest in postwar modernism from across the globe. The works are an irresistible discovery for today's new audiences, but a select few have long revered the genre for the role it plays in the history of Korean modernism. Since the 1970s, Gallery Hyundai has been instrumental in nurturing many Dansaekhwa artists…

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