Park’s calligraphy fetches 30 mln won at auction

December 21, 2015


SEOUL (Yonhap) — A piece of President Park Geun-hye’s calligraphy writing fetched 30 million won (US$25,000) at an auction in Seoul, an auction official said Monday.

Park penned the writing in 1978 when she was serving as a stand-in first lady to her father, then President Park Chung-hee, after her mother was assassinated by a pro-North Korean gunman in 1974.

The script’s reading roughly translates to “the torch ushering in a new state of mind.”

Myart Auction Inc., one of the major South Korean auction houses, said the price of the calligraphy piece was considerably high.