Art of Cinema

A commission of hand painted film posters depicting iconic films and actors

 

Hand painted posters still used to promote screenings around the country however as they were only ever intended as temporary works (to promote local screenings) their condition and quality of work is rather poor. Local artists would base their composition on printed promotional posters which would have first come out with the film – these used film stills of the various stars against relevant backdrops. Local cinemas will have originally received printed posters to promote the films but these were no longer available or fit for purpose (normally as the artwork was required to be enlarged for billboards outside the cinema)

This series of posters were commissioned by Korfilm, the DPRK film corporation which is responsible for promoting international film exchanges and the Pyongyang International Film Festival. The posters were shown in 2002 in Beijing during a promotional screening event of North Korean films. After the event Koryo Studio managed to purchase the posters.

Yanggakdo International Cinema House 1
Yanggakdo International Cinema House
Chonsam Co-opearive Farm Cinema Wonsan

Examples of had painted posters at the Yanggakdo International Cinema House, Pyongyang and
Chonsam Co-opearive Farm Cinema Wonsan.

Selected Artwork

A Broad Bellflower

A Broad Bellflower
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 99 x 70 cm
Price: 350 EUR
ID: F001

Miss Barber

Miss Barber
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 75 x 56 cm
Price: 400 EUR
ID: F002

Nameless Heroes

Nameless Heroes
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 73 x 49 cm
Price: 250 EUR
ID: F003

Nameless Heroes

Nameless Heroes
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 75 x 56 cm
Price: 400 EUR
ID: F004

Rim Kkok Jong

Rim Kkok Jong
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 75 x 56 cm
Price: 200 EUR
ID: F005

The Nation and the Destiny

The Nation and the Destiny
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 76 x 42 cm
Price: 250 EUR
ID: F006

The Nation and the Destiny

The Nation and the Destiny
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 73 x 49 cm
Price: 250 EUR
ID: F008

With His Whole Life

With His Whole Life
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 72 x 53cm
Price: 200 EUR
ID: F009

High-Tension-Line

High Tension Line
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 100 x 70 cm
Price: 680 EUR
ID: F010

The Nation and the Destiny

The Nation and the Destiny
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 49 x 83 cm
Price: 250 EUR
ID: F013

Stand Away

Stand Away
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 73 x 43 cm
Price: 250 EUR
ID: F014

A Forkroad in the Forest

A Forkroad in the Forest
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 75 x 56 cm
Price: 250 EUR
ID: F015

Five-Guerrilla-Brothers

Five Guerilla Brothers
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 74 x 55cm
Price: 350 EUR
ID: F017

The Nation and the Destiny

The Nation and the Destiny
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 99 x 70 cm
Price: 250 EUR
ID: F020

The Nation and the Destiny

The Nation and the Destiny
Year: 2002
Artist name withheld
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 75 x 56 cm
Price: 250 EUR
ID: F021

Shipping is charged at 80 EUR or artworks may be collected from our studio in Beijing. Art may be returned to our office within 10 days of receipt for full refund less bank charges.

Further Commissioned Works

Heroines and Villains 80 x
Heroines and Villains
Unique comic book linocut experiment, Heroes and Villains
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#85. CHON YONG SIK, 58, Bookshop Manager, Majon Guesthouse Resort
Photography: Matjaž Tančič
A series of more than 100 portraits of local North Koreans photographed
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Single Hearted Unity Cover
Single Hearted Unity
Regular exhibitions of hand-painted propaganda posters we would like to distinguish from the fine art which we commission
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Great Harvest of the Sea
Great Harvest of the Sea
Ship and port themed linocuts by artist Hwang In Jae
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