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North Korea in London: La Galleria, Pall Mall

There aren’t many North Koreans living in London and it’s difficult to find much of a trace of the country in the capital.

But a trip to La Galleria in Pall Mall will allow you a rare insight into this secretive society.

La Galleria currently holds a number of North Korean artworks, which are for sale and can be viewed by appointment.

The gallery holds oil and ink paintings as well as North Korean propaganda posters (although the latter are currently unavailable).

North Korean artists must be registered with the state and their work is usually commissioned by the state as well. Due to North Korea’s isolationism, its art is largely uninfluenced by world contemporary art trends.

La Galleria, www.lagalleria.org or phone +44 (0) 20 7930 8069 to make an appointment