The Traffic Lady
High-Quality North Korean Art of the Pyongyang Traffic Lady
The artwork presents the graphic instructions on educational posters for the Pyongyang Traffic lady. Moreover, it depicts the women in their various uniforms.
Koryo Studio commissioned the artwork in 2001 by artist Kim Yong as a limited edition of original paintings and released it as a limited edition giclée print in 2021.
Traffic Lady Original Artwork
Koryo Studio commissioned the original artwork in 2001.
It is painted in acrylic on stiff paper size 59.5 x 59.5 (plus a 2cm white border).
The edition is limited to 20 pieces and each is signed by the artist Kim Yong.
Traffic Lady Print Release
The print was released in 2021. It is printed on museum-quality paper using a Giclée Epson printer.
The size is 53.5 x 53.5 cm (plus a 2 cm white border).
The edition is limited to 100 prints. Each print is individually numbered in pencil.
The print is embossed with the Koryo Studio seal.
The North Korean Traffic Lady
There are many requirements for the highly coveted position of the North Korean traffic lady.
The women are mostly single, attractive, and tall.
They usually start their career after leaving school at 17. However, their job is more than standing straight and being gawked at by tourists…
Their perfectly choreographed traffic dances involve high levels of concentration and discipline, as well as vigorous training.
In the past, there were around 50 posts around major crossroads in Pyongyang. However, their position is now on the decline due to the introduction of traffic lights and replacement by male traffic police.
Koryo Studio commissioned this artwork twenty years ago in 2001. Indeed with the intention to celebrate the position of the traffic woman and iconic status among locals and visitors to Pyongyang.
Watch a glimpse of the feature film based on their lives and their day-to-day work here.
The Traffic Lady Four Seasons
1. North Korean Traffic Woman: Spring
2. North Korean Traffic Woman: Summer
3. North Korean Traffic Woman: Autumn
4. North Korean Traffic Woman: Winter
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