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The art of North Korea

Reuters Logo By By Canice Leung, Reuters of Reuters | Slide 1 of 24: The head of the Mansudae Art Museum Ji Zhengtai talks about a painting by a North Korean artist in the studio of the gallery in the 798 art district in Beijing, China. Art studios house thousands of North Korean artists who cater to burgeoning demand for their work. "Chinese have begun collecting art, and North Korean art is much easier and cheaper for them to obtain," says Park Young-jeong, a research fellow at the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, a Seoul-based organisation.

The head of the Mansudae Art Museum Ji Zhengtai talks about a painting by a North Korean artist in the studio of the gallery in the 798 art district in Beijing, China. Art studios house thousands of North Korean artists who cater to burgeoning demand for their work. "Chinese have begun collecting art, and North Korean art is much easier and cheaper for them to obtain," says Park Young-jeong, a research fellow at the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, a Seoul-based organisation.
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