The Korean capital, Seoul, on Wednesday witnessed the inauguration of two art exhibitions containing 23,000 paintings donated by the late former president of Samsung, Lee Kun-hee, to the National Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art.
According to CNN, the two exhibitions opened a few months after the Lee Kun family donated the paintings as they seek to settle taxes levied on the late Samsung chief estimated at more than 12 trillion won ($10.4 billion).
The paintings donated include centuries-old antiques and contemporary Korean artwork, while paintings by major international artists such as Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Salvador Dali are due to be unveiled later next year.