Thursday, April 2, 2009
North Korean Movie Poster Art of the 1970s
In the interests of fairness (and a favour to a mate) after three days of South Korea it’s time for a North Korea post. So, a quick plug for Nick Bonner’s Pyongyang Art Studio in Beijing. This online and actual gallery presents original art work from the DPRK. Since 1993 Nick has been collecting DPRK art and is now putting on his own exhibitions. He recently did one at the Korea Society in New York.
At the moment the Studio has a fascinating exhibition of original printed North Korean film posters from the 1970's – the height of North Korean Hollywood! The exhibition is at the Pyongyang Art Studio and runs until the end of June and is open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.
Pyongyang Art Studio
27 Beisanlitun Nan (East courtyard),