The DPRK’s “Lady Liberty”

Kwang On-yoo sent me an email about Noonbit Publishing’s reprinting of Chris Marker’s book, Coréennes (1959). I just ordered a copy here (it appears to be unavailable on Amazon).

The book contains  over 120 black-and-white photos of North Korea with illustrations from maps, comic books, street posters and paintings. Among the photos is what appears to be a North Korean copy of the French panting Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple) by Eugène Delacroix.

Judge for yourself:


I will post a larger version of the image and provide additional information when the book arrives in the mail.

I previously discovered that the DPRK copied a Russian painting as well.  See here.


One Response to “The DPRK’s “Lady Liberty””

  1. Mike Munk says:

    Marker mentions the poster as part of his thoughts about propaganda on both sides as “mobilized Delacroix’s Liberty” (p. 9 of the English translation of the 1959 French original)