SG portrait "the most special" of my career says South Korean painter

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Lee Won-Hee poses besides his portrait of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Matthew Wells.

The new portrait of out-going UN chief Ban Ki-moon that was unveiled on Wednesday ranks as "the most special project I have ever worked on" says its renowned artist.

South Korean artist, Lee Won-Hee, has painted presidents and other leading politicians at home, but his portrait of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is his most significant work yet, he said.

Mr Lee attended the unveiling at UN Headquarters, where the portrait will hang alongside those of Mr Ban's seven predecessors, on the ground floor of the main Secretariat building.

Speaking through an interpreter, Mr Lee told Matthew Wells the portrait had taken around six months to complete.

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