Designer: Liu Chunhua (刘春华)
Chairman Mao goes to Anyuan
Mao zhuxi qu Anyuan
Publisher: Hebei renmin meishu chubanshe, Beijing (河北人民美术出版社)
Size: 106x76 cm.
Call number: BG E12/703 (IISH collection)
Mao as a young man on his way to the city of Anyuan to lead a miners' strike. This oil painting becomes an icon
of the Cultural Revolution
. The image is reproduced an estimated 900 million times. The poster is to be seen almost everywhere, in houses, factories and offices.