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Unique Exhibition of North Korean Paintings at the Nha Trang Sea Festival in Vietnam

Nha Trang, Vietnam, June 05, 2009 --( For the first time ever North Korean paintings will be shown in Vietnam at an art exhibition during the Nha Trang Sea Festival. The festival is expected to attract large numbers of visitors from Vietnam and other Asian as well as Western countries and will be held from June 6 - 12. With more than 130 paintings it is probably the largest collection of paintings from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) ever shown in Southeast Asia. The paintings stem from more than two dozen painters that include both top level people’s artists and merited artists such as the country’s best and most famous pencil painter, Prof. Han Gyong Bo, and younger talents such as the 24 year-old painter Han Song Il who won, among other things, the first prize at a fine arts exhibition in India. The exhibition includes a representative variety of beautiful Korean style paintings, prints, watercolour paintings, pencil drawings, Korean jewel-powdered paintings and oil paintings.

H.E. Le Van Cu, Vietnamese ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) wrote on April 30 in Pyongyang to “We applaud and highly appreciate your efforts in bringing fine art works imbued with DPRK national characteristics to the attention of the Vietnamese people and our overseas friends who join together in hundred thousands at this festival.”

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Felix Abt Ms. Doan Lan Huong

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Nha Trang, 3rd June 2009

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