Liu Chunhua - Chairman Mao goes to Anyuan
Designer: Liu Chunhua (刘春华)
Chairman Mao goes to Anyuan
Mao zhuxi qu Anyuan (毛主席去安源)
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.