Koryo Studio Commission
Silence; A unique artwork particularly suited to the present era, when nurses and medical personnel hold a higher profile than ever before, and must be respected and obeyed.
Each Silence print is approximately A3 size (42 x 29.5cm with a 2 cm white border).
15 original hand-painted versions (84.5 x 63 cm paper size) are also available.
The limited-edition prints of Silence are 120 euros (plus 25 euros for worldwide postage). The hand-painted pieces (created in 2011) are limited to 20 pieces only (one will remain in our collection) at a price of 800 euros + postage.
All works are stamped on the white border with our seal and dated.
This work was painted with a banner along the bottom which is intended as a simple instruction; forceful and precise. However, at the same time, it holds an alluring quality because of the inherent beauty and authority of the nurse.
Particularly in the soft way she is signalling silence.
The nurse is wearing a badge stating jong song (‘with care’).
This image, commissioned by Koryo Studio, is based on the ‘SILENCE’ sign found on display in the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital. It was painted in 2011.
The North Korean artist we commissioned could not put his name on it as it was a copy of another artist’s work.
We could not track down the original artist. Indeed, they are likely to have come from the graphics department responsible for propaganda work and performance charts at the hospital.
Silence; More Info
The demand for silence can be seen as one for secrecy and to keep certain things hidden or unsaid.
Of course, as with any artwork, various meanings can be read into it. Indeed, this ambiguity, mixed with direct instruction, was what intrigued us when we first came across the original piece in the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital.
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We have a limited edition of 100 pieces available for sale at just 120 euros (plus 25e for worldwide postage and packaging).
20 hand-painted pieces from 2011 are priced at 800 euro (less than 4 left).
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Koryo Studio Printing Process
We use specialist art printers. The original gouache poster is flat bed scanned at high resolution.
Individual prints are produced on a state-of-the-art Epson giclée printer.
The paper is 240 gsm white matt Hahnemühle paper.