"I am Petrel"

"Wo shi haiyan"
"I am Petrel"
ca. 1972
Renmin meishu chubanshe (人民美术出版社) Beijing
53.5x38.5 cm.

The title of the poster refers to a Russian poem by Maxim Gorky, The Song of the Stormy Petrel (1901). In this allegorical poem, birds discuss the coming tempest (Revolution). The petrel is the bravest, inviting the tempest to come soon and strike hard. 

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