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Samsung Electronics to Unveil Special-Edition Artisan Curved UHD TV

on November 13, 2014
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Samsung Electronics to Unveil Special-Edition Artisan Curved UHD TV

 

Samsung Electronics announced the launch of a stunning, gold lacquer-painted 78″ Curved UHD TV. The beautiful piece combines innovative technology with intricate design, and will be on public display during Christie’s Hong Kong autumn auction week.

 

Rising Korean artist Sung Yong Hong with the Special Edition 78-inch Samsung Curved UHD TV

Rising Korean artist Sung Yong Hong with the Special Edition 78″ Samsung Curved UHD TV.

 

The Samsung Curved UHD TV is an artistic creation, but this collaboration with Sung Yong Hong elevates it to a true work of art,” said KK Park, Executive Vice President and head of Sales & Marketing, Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics.” The TV is the centerpiece of every home, and we are excited to share this work of art with the public. TV is a part of all cultures and we hope that everyone can enjoy watching it.

 

Hong was commissioned by Samsung for his expertise in Ottchil, a Korean lacquer painting technique that dates back to the Neolithic Era, and for his ability to apply a traditional art form onto modern materials. Just as it was once used to preserve valuable ancient artefacts, Hong’s use of Ottchil was deliberate and symbolic – to preserve those cherished moments of entertainment that TVs deliver.

 

The cutting-edge TV was designed by Hong in connection with the theme, “Memory of TV”. It features iconic scenes and famous characters from television, which are brought to life through intricate gold-lacquered paintings on the TV’s rear face.

 

The one-of-a-kind Curved UHD TV will be displayed among other art by leading Asian artists at Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from November 20 till November 22. 

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