Filmmaker Park Chan-wook to be honored at this year’s Art+Film Gala

Park Chan-wook [CJ ENM]

Luxury Italian fashion brand Gucci announced Thursday that Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook and American artist Helen Pashgian will be honored at this year’s Art+Film Gala hosted by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma). Gucci has been sponsoring the annual event since its establishment in 2011.

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

The Art+Film Gala annually invites notable people from the fields of art, film, fashion and entertainment to strengthen dialogue between art and film in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event go to the museum’s funding for its exhibitions, acquisitions and educational programming.

Past honorees 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’ve attended the event include Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Lee Min-ho and Gang Dong-won.