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A Collection

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A Collection

On the way to the Sangsu coffee shop Anthracite, there is a small shop with a beautiful phrase engraved into its glass wall. A Collection is an artwork multi-brand shop that takes on the role of midwife for many artists attempting to release their work into the wider world. This might be summed up in its mantra: “A work of art is worth more than a single flower.” It is also a union of 60 individual illustrators, artists, photographers, and craftsmen. This is a space worth watching. You may be fortunate enough to end up owning the work of people that will actually become greatly renowned artists. Here they sell not only pictures, works of art, and photos, but also scented candles made of essential oils as well as perfume diffusers. The containers of these scented candles are specially made by engraving the creator’s artwork onto the surface. As the candle melts, the artwork begins to literally shine. The latest addition to A Collection’s collaborative roster is British artist Ryan McGinley.


Venue name: A Collection
Address: 5, Eoulmadang-ro
Opening hours: 11:30am–5pm. Lunch time; 1pm–2:30pm. Closed on Sat, Sun, National Holidays.
Transport: Sangsu Station (Line 6), exit 4.
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