When Mao Tse-tung launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966
he sought to refocus the country on its communist ideals as well
as discredit and eliminate reformist rivals. Hundreds of thousands
of posters were distributed as part of an extensive propaganda
campaign. Elements of traditional Chinese painting were combined
with elements of social realism. The posters proclaim the glory
of the People's Republic of China, extol the communal way of life,
idealize Chinese youth, laud the preeminence of ballet, theatre
and athletics and praise above all the thoughts of Chairman Mao.
We have acquired a small selection of posters that we believe
date to the period of Cultural Revolution (1966-69). The images
are colorful and striking. Most of the posters have some edge
damage due to the poor paper quality, but all images are intact.
They all measure approximately 21"wide x 30" high
003chp4 | 003chp5 | 003chp2 | 003chp3
Chairman Mao Creases, rough edges. $125.00 (Stock
Distinguished older gentleman in foreground with three outline
figures behind. Lower half of right side folded and ragged. Upper
left edge rough. (Stock #003chp5) SOLD
Determined young female soldier in foreground with young woman
holding a lantern against the background of the red flag above.
Small tear on top edge, ragged edge at right upper top and lower
bottom, left edge rough and rip on bottom edge. (Stock #003chp2)SOLD
Solemn young male soldier. Some wrinkling along edge.
(Stock #003chp3) SOLD
003chp1 | 003chp6 | 003chp8 | 003chp7
Mao among the children and peasants. Some roughness upper
left edge. (Stock #003chp1) SOLD
Figures in a grouping reminiscent of Chinese opera prepared
to face the enemy. Small tear on left edge. (Stock #003chp6)
A chart of gymnastic poses and positions with happy looking
children at the top. Fold lower right corner. (Stock #003chp8)
Scenes from various ballet productions. Upper right corner
ripped. (Stock #003chp7) SOLD
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