Art of Cinema

Hand painted film posters depicting iconic films and actors

 

Hand painted posters are still used to promote screenings around the country. However, as they were only ever intended as temporary works (to promote local screenings) the condition and quality of the original versions is rather poor.

Hence the commission given to artists in the DPRK 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.

The commissioned artists based their compositionson printed promotional posters which would have first come out with the film – these used film stills of the various stars against relevant backdrops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Selected Artwork

A Broad Bellflower

SOLD – 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
SOLD – 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
SOLD – 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

Single Hearted Unity Cover
Single Hearted Unity
Hand painted propaganda posters depicting political and social messages
Read more.
Reflection of a Rocket
The Future is Bright
Linocuts depicting man's exploration of outer space and ocean floor
Read more.
Guarding-the-Skies
The Spiritual Core of Korea
Iconic roles of females in North Korean society
Read more.
The Grand Tour: D.P.R.Korea
6A hugely ambitious project - Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer on a 60 night tour
Read more.