Filmmaker Park Chan-wook will be honored at this year’s Art+Film gala

Park Chan-wook [CJ ENM]

Italian luxury fashion brand Gucci announced on Thursday that Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook and American artist Helen Pashgian would be honored at this year’s Art+Film gala hosted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma). Gucci has sponsored this annual event since its inception in 2011.

Lacma CEO Michael Govan called Park an auteur “whose unforgettable films never fail to show us the power of cinema”.

The Art+Film Gala annually invites personalities from the fields of art, film, fashion and entertainment to strengthen the dialogue between art and film in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event are used to finance the museum for its exhibitions, acquisitions and educational programming.

Past winners of the event include artists Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald, Betye Saar, Catherine Opie, Mark Bradford, Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Barbara Kruger, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari, and filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Kathryn Bigelow, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick and Clint Eastwood.

Other Korean celebrities who attended the event include Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Lee Min-ho and Gang Dong-won.

BY LEE JAE-LIM [[email protected]]

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