Made to order at N. Korea’s blacklisted art factory

Kormorant | Giles Hewitt:

The bust sits in Ro’s workshop in Pyongyang’s sprawling Mansudae Arts Studio complex, which has become the latest target of UN sanctions seeking to curb nuclear-armed North Korea’s access to overseas hard currency revenue. The Security Council resolution adopted unanimously in early December included a paragraph explicitly preventing UN member states from buying statuary from them… Read more

Image: North Korean sculptor Ro Ik-Hwa is among the greatest living practitioners of giant memorial statues | © AFP | Ed JONES