G-Dragon’s Artwork Auction Canceled: It Was Listed Without His Consent

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An anticipated auction featuring artwork by BIGBANG’s G-Dragon was abruptly called off. The piece titled “Youth is Flower” was slated to be auctioned at Seoul Auction’s Gangnam Center in Sinsa-dong, Seoul, during the “Contemporary Art Sale” on the 29th. However, the auction has been canceled.

Created in 2017 while G-Dragon was acting as a brand ambassador for Jeju Shinhwa World, the artwork was drawn on a metal panel inside the “Untitled, 2017” (commonly referred to as G-Dragon’s café) using spray paint and markers. G-Dragon depicted daisy flowers among other symbols representing himself, with the starting bid set at KRW 30 million (25,000 USD).

Credit: Seoul Auction

Galaxy Corporation, G-Dragon’s agency, clarified, “Upon checking with the artist, we learned that the artist himself did not submit the work for auction. The artist has no knowledge of how or by whom the piece was entered into the auction.”

G-Dragon is not only a celebrated figure in the music industry but also a noted art enthusiast. He was listed among “50 Arts Collectors to Watch” by the ArtNews in 2019. More recently, he designed the cover for the February issue of Fortune Korea, the Korean edition of the global business magazine Fortune, featuring Galaxy Corporation’s CEO Choi Yong Ho.

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