Shim Eun-ha sells first painting
Retired actress Shim Eun-ha sold her first painting at a fundraiser exhibition on November 29. Although the price and identity of the new owner have not been revealed, according to one source, the auction of Shim’s painting drew a minimum bid of at least 5 million won, so the final price is likely to be higher.
The exhibition is part of activities to raise money in light of the slashing of funds and cutbacks of government subsidies in the film quarter, which are endangering the diversity in the Korean film industry. Although Shim has exhibited her work several times in the past, this is her first sale.
Aside from Shim’s painting, other artworks were on auction from famous figures in the film world, such as director Lee Jun-ik (The King and the Clown, who also had paintings for sale) and director Bong Jun-ho (Mother, who had photographs).
Shim Eun-ha is still regarded as one of Korea’s best actresses even though she’s been retired for a number of years. After her 2005 marriage, she has been focusing on raising her two children with her husband and has turned her creative passions to art, studying painting in the classical Korean style. She remains one of the most-wanted actors whom viewers would like to see making a comeback, but has repeatedly stuck to her answer that she has no plans to return to acting.
Via My Daily
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