Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Artist Miffs Park

South Korean satirical artist Hong Sung-dam has infuriated South Korea's ruling party by showing this oil painting in an exhibition at the Peace Museum in Seoul to mark the 40th anniversary of the Yushin Constitution of 1972. Golden Time doctor Choi In-hyuk Salutes a New-born Mr President depicts presidential candidate Park Geun-hye giving birth to her father, the late president Park Chung-hee, wearing his characteristic sunglasses. Choi In-hyuk was the central character in broadcaster MBC's popular medical drama Golden Time. The notebook on the floor is also a Mickey-take: Park’s political opponents have nicknamed her “the Notebook Princess”, because she relies on memos when talking about sensitive issues. And note the "V" sign. CLICK for the BBC version. CLICK for The Korea Times (in English) which shows a better graphic and has more details.


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