"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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