Designer: Ha Qiongwen (哈琼文)
Study the spirit of Daqing
Xue Daqing jingshen (学大庆精神)
Publisher: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
Size: 77x50.5 cm.
Call number: BG E13/950 (Landsberger collection)
The Daqing oilfield, in the cold north-east of China, becomes the national example for industrial development. Workers obtain a high production, inspired by Mao Zedong’s thoughts (see the book in the coat pocket). "Iron Man" Wang Jinxi, the drill operator pictured here, becomes a model in his own right.