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Two Friends: Tchah Sup Kim and Cho Yong-ik

September 22 – October 19, 2023

For Asia Week Autumn 2023, we are proud to present the work of two Korean artists, Tchah Sup Kim and Cho Yong-ik, who were friends for many years and sadly passed away in the last year. In the 1960s, Korea and Korean artists entered a new era. After decades of political and economic turbulence, South Korea found itself a member of an interconnected international landscape, and artists were inundated with new ideas. Western influences made their marks on Korean canvases, while Asian and particularly Korean modernisms developed rapidly. It was in these circumstances that Kim and Cho began their artistic careers, and formed a friendship that lasted the rest of their lives.

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HK Art and Antiques LLC, led by director Heakyum Kim, specializes in Korean classical paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and modern & contemporary art.

Heakyum Kim joined Christie’s New York in 1993 and worked with the department of Korean Art for 22 years, helping to establish market leadership for the department worldwide. She is a renowned specialist for Joseon Dynasty ceramics and modern art. During the course of her career, Ms. Kim has placed major works with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the British Museum, the Cleveland Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, along with important private collections internationally.