The East is Red

Dongfang hong
The East is Red
1954, November
Renmin meishu chubanshe (人民美术出版社), Beijing
78x54 cm.
BG E16/22

Mao in front of a landscape with grainfields and a broad river. This image was heavily influenced by Soviet portraits of Stalin in the socialist-realist style such as The Morning of Our Motherland by Fyodor Shurpin, 1948.
This is a print from the 23rd edition (October 1958), bringing the total print run to 1,546,900 copies.

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