These gargantuan North Korean statues can be found all over Africa

North Korea, a country known for its secrecy, isn’t particularly subtle when it comes to public art.

From lavish political murals to towering Soviet-realist statues, North Korea’s government-run Mansudae Art Studio produces exuberant pro-government propaganda for show at home and abroad. While there are few countries in the world willing to host to works of art produced in the Hermit Kingdom, some Mansudae-made statues have found homes overseas. In recent years, the studio’s...

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