Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kim Jong II: neo tacky


Propaganda art is always slightly terrifying, especially when Kim Jong II is concerned. Despite the sunsets, roses and smiling laughing children, the North Korean Government art work is eerily unsettling. A cheery veneer hides a sinister agenda and Kim Jong II is proped, pasted and pinned up in most homes, street corners and respected establishments. North Koreans are told they are living in 'paradise on earth' and cheery art work aims to back up that statement. Depicted like a prophet, saviour or Jesus like messiah it can be guaranteed that the people of North Korea see Kim Jong II and his terrible taste in art wherever they look, whether they like it or not.

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