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Long live Chairman Mao

Long live Chairman Mao
Designer: Ha Qiongwen (哈琼文)
1964, January
Long live Chairman Mao
Mao zhuxi wansui (毛主席万岁)
Publisher: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
Size: 76.5x53 cm.
Call number: BG E12/605 (IISH collection)

Daugther and mother during a 1 October Parade, smiling towards the Chairman. A famous poster that would cause great problems for the designer during the Cultural Revolution: why did he not depict Mao? And why give prominence to such an elegant, bourgeois woman, instead of showing an ordinary worker?

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See also:
1 October, National Day of the People's Republic of China
The Mao Cult

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