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  • K Auction has shown unrivalled performance
    in Korea since 2005.

Established in 2005, K Auction has since been offering Modern and Contemporary Korean art, Korean traditional art, and International art. Through auctions held in Seoul, Hong Kong, and online, we offer a variety of fine art along with high quality service and unrivalled expertise. Our Seoul and Hong Kong auctions remain at the core of the business, with our fortnightly online auctions meeting the demands of discerning collectors around the globe. Since K Auction’s founding, Korea’s auction market has grown from a 10.2 billion won industry to an industry that generates almost 200 billion won. Through competitive pricing and transparent operations, K Auction strives to positively contribute to the development and enrichment of Korea’s art market.

HISTORY

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2016

  • June Summer Auction Kim Whanki’s 27-VII-72 #228
    sets a record for the most expensive work sold at auction in Korea
    at 5.4 billion won

2015

  • 1 Charity Auction
  • 4 Seoul Auctions
  • 4 Independent Hong Kong Auctions
  • 3 Special Auctions
  • 15 Online Auctions
  • 3 Culture/Art Charity Auction

2014

  • Charity Auction (January)
  • Chun Collection 1st - Consecutive White Glove Sale
  • 4 Seoul Sale
  • 2 Special Auctions
  • 2 UAAs (United Asian Auctioneers)
  • 7 Online Auctions

2013

  • Charity Auction (January)
  • 4 Seoul Sale
  • Chun Collection 2nd - First ever White Glove Sale in South Korea
  • 1 Special Auctions
  • 2 UAAs (United Asian Auctioneers)
  • 5 Online Auctions

2012

  • Charity Auction (January)
  • 4 Seoul Sale
  • 1 Special Auction
  • 2 UAAs (United Asian Auctioneers)
  • 5 Online Auctions

2011

  • Charity Auction (January)
  • 4 Seoul Sale
  • 1 Special Auction
  • 2 UAAs (United Asian Auctioneers)
  • 6 Online Auctions

2010

  • Charity Auction (January)
  • 4 Seoul Sale
  • 2 Special Auctions
  • 2 AAWs (Asian Auction Week)
  • 7 Online Auctions

2009

  • Charity Auction (January)
  • 4 Seoul Sale
  • 2 AAWs (Asian Auction Week)
  • 6 Online Auctions
  • Relocated to Shinsa-dong Building (June)

2008

  • First Charity Auction (January)
  • 4 Seoul Sale
  • 1 AAW (Asian Auction Week)
  • 3 Online Auctions

2007

  • 7 Seoul Sale
  • 3 Online Auctions
  • Relocated to Cheongdam-dong Building (June)

2006

  • 8 Seoul Sale
  • First Online Auction (August)

2005

  • K Auction established (September)
  • First Major Auction (November)

Business

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Art Auctions

With industry leading specialists K Auction offers a diverse range of Korean and International art, including Traditional Korean art. Along with four Major Seoul auctions a year, we also curate thematic auctions including Large Paintings, Works of Paper, Owner Collections, and Charity Auctions.

Online Auctions

In efforts to vitalize the art market, we offer online auctions that are accessible to a wider audience. Our online auction calendar can be found on our website and all works on offer will be available for viewing at our premises during the preview period.

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K Auction Academy

Focusing on both national and international exhibitions, art fairs, and artists, our academy’s curriculum is for the general public, including art lovers and beginning collectors.





Venue Hire

Located at the heart of Gangnam, our spacious two floor premises is available for hire. Please contact us for more information.






Corporate Social Responsibility

In hopes to support children of low income families with art education, we started our K Auction Junior Artist program in 2010, and our K Auction Art Challenger program in 2016. As a key player of the art market we believe it is our social responsibility to give back to society, creating value to both our business and society as a whole.