| Auction House
|| Yoon soi, Jung Chan
|At an auction, everything has monetary value!
How much is your life worth in dollars? Do you want to be appraised?
Sotheby’s of New York, Christie’s of London, and Hi Auction of Seoul!
This is another battleground. Art, history and your life can be evaluated in terms
This drama delves into the greed of humans that underlie art dealings.
The thrilling action at auction houses, A story about auctioneers who professionally
compete against each other!
Hi Auction, Korea’s best auction house, is a place of high drama and action
that is over the top.
At an auction, there are tensions between the seller and buyer.
People try to figure out who is bluffing or who is making a serious offer.
Auctioneers try to outsmart and outmaneuver buyers and competitors.
Art collectors and art dealers engage in close partnerships or betray each other
if the need arises.
This is harder than “Mission Impossible!”
Cha Yeon-soo is a new recruit at Hi Auction, Korea’s best auction house.
Since her dad is an art forger, she is almost forced to quit the company but
she tries to hang on to her job by performing impossible tasks that are delegated
to her. This is a story about her survival!
A success story about one young woman who takes on the auction world.
||Cha Yeon-soo (Female, age:
26) - A new employee at Hi Auction |
She is an honest person
with a sunny personality. She is sweet like a strawberry and tough like a weed.
Underlying her brashness and sure demeanor, she is a tough competitor.
getting rejected 50 times in her job search, she watched a TV program about
auctioneers by coincidence and decided to apply for a job at Hi Auction on a
She is overjoyed to finally land a job. After getting to know Min
Seo-rin, the top auctioneer, she admires her and dreams of becoming just like
She works hard to become a better auctioneer than Min Seo-rin.
her dreams are almost crushed by Min Seo-rin, the very person she
Min Seo-rin tells her to quit the company because Yeon-soo’s dad
But Yeon-soo does not back down and holds on to her job as
Min Seo-rin makes her life tough.
It’s the survival of the fittest.
then life throws a curve ball at her! Her boss, Oh Yoon-jae, is only interested
in assessing the fine artistic details of art pieces without any regard for the
plight that Yeon-soo has gotten into because of Min Seo-rin. Her life at work
becomes very complicated.
||Oh Yoon-jae (Male, age: 35)
A sophisticated art specialist, Yeon-soo’s boss|
who holds an art degree.
He is a cynic with a lot of pride.
difficult personality, he is inconsiderate, mean, and selfish.
focuses on his own work.
He is well-studied in art and has extensive
knowledge of art pieces from different periods.
One time, he even urged a
dying painter with liver disease to have a drink if it would help him finish his
last masterpiece. This is how obsessed he is about art.
He likes to get into
arguments with art speculators who have no appreciation of art.
his abrasiveness towards prospective clients, he gets into a lot of face-to-face
arguments with Min Seo-rin, whose mantra is the client is always right.
Seo-rin relegates him to oversee the new employee training program. Yeon-soo who
causes problems and asks far too many questions to his liking annoys him. But he
opens up as a person after meeting her. And one day, he finds himself attracted
||Min Seo-rin (Female, age:
40) - Top auctioneer at Hi Auction|
Korea’s most outstanding
Director at Hi Auction.
Earning more than $100K a year at the
age of 40, she looks much younger than her age and has a pretty
She is the most admired woman among female college
Any art that does not fetch a high price is meaningless to
She prefers to handle art pieces of high value rather than art that is
highly regarded in the art community.
Who cares if the art collector is a man
of sophisticated taste or a vulgar art speculator? A paying client is the
She is business-minded and dislikes Oh Yoon-jae who only cares about
the artistic details of art pieces.
But she does have principles.
will never tolerate art pieces that have been obtained under suspicious
Even if an art piece has a high value, she won’t handle stolen
art or forgeries.
But out of all the people she could hire, she can’t believe
she hired the daughter of a notorious art