Designer: Ha Qiongwen (哈琼文)
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)
A famous poster that will 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?
NB: this poster was first published in November 1959; this is the thirteenth impression (print run 1.683.501 - 1.933.500).