Facing $11B tax bill, Samsung heirs donate massive art trove

Monet’s 1919 canvas ‘Water Lily Pond’ (Le Bassin Aux Nympheas), which is among the trove of art objects that the Lee family will donate to various institutions with the aim of lowering its tax bill and perhaps of making the South Korean state more inclined to pardon Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, currently in prison on corruption charges. (Courtesy WikiMedia Commons)





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