Wood block print is among the most prolific propaganda art produced during the Cultural Revolution. Because they were easy to make and relatively inexpensive to make, from the Red Guards to the Revolutionary Committee members made them - some were very mainstream, others were very creative. Considering only three colors were used, red, black and white, they tend to be visually stimulating, and the messages very strong. Due to the number of posters produced during this era to be wood block print and due to the fact many subject matters were covered in this specific medium, we feel it by itself is a separate genre.
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C2831
Titled "Agriculture studies Da Zai", this wood block poster shows a number of farmers riding on a tractor, looking afar and inspired. Da Zai was the model village set up during the Cultural Revolution, its village commune was a success and all villages were ordered to learn from it and grow the Da Zai spirit.
C2830
Titled "Resist U.S, Support North Korea, and protect our country", this wood block print featured the Chinese general Peng Dehui, who led the Chinese volunteer army fighting with the North Koreans in the 1950s. The Chinese on the right says "In 1950, our volunteer army supported North Korean army in the war against the U.S." This wood block is similar to C2824 but the background color is red.
C2829
Post the cultural revolution, the Chinese government launched the campaign to blame the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution to be the fault of the four people who headed the Cultural Revolution committee. In this cartoon like wood block poster, it shows on the right, "the Cultural Revolution fruit of the labor," and on the left, it shows the Gang of four climbing onto the top of the grape vine, "stealing the fruit by the four thieves", as the description of the poster stated ...click for details
C2828
Titled "Mao Ze Dong in Yan An Yang's Village", this poster shows Mao Ze Dong hanging out with the ordinary farmers. An attempt to show that Mao Ze Dong has always been aligned with the proletarian class citizens, and his government is based on the foundation of "for the people". This poster shows a very happy and smiling Mao Ze Dong and happy peasants, with the Yanan pagoda in the background.

C2827
Post the fall of the Gang of the Four, the cartoonists of China launched a campaign to paint the ugliness of the four members of the communist party who were blamed for the Cultural Revolution. This poster shows the four accused criminals being led to the court's defense seating area. Each image has an associated name representing Jiang Qing, Zhang Chun Qiao, Wang Hong Wen and Yao Wen Yun.
C2826
Titled "Learn from Lu Xun's Revolutionary Spirit, criticize Lin Biao, Confucius and Meng Zi", this poster was used to praise the pro communist writer Lu Xun and to criticize the Confucius and Meng Zi, old Chinese philosophers.
C2825
The Cultural Revolution ended when the gang of the four, namely Jiang Qing, Wang Hong Wen, Yao Wen Yuan, and Zhang Chun Qian were arrested. They were blamed for the Cultural Revolution and were trialed and sentenced on National TV. This poster titled "People's Faces, Animal's Hearts, Hoping to change the world" was an reference to the changing political atmosphere and the national hatred towards the four politicians.
C2824
itled "Resist U.S, Support North Korea, and protect our country", this wood block print featured the Chinese general Peng Dehui, who led the Chinese volunteer army fighting with the North Koreans in the 1950s. The Chinese on the right says "In 1950, our volunteer army supported North Korean army in the war against the U.S."
C2823
Titled "Red Army do not fear of the difficulties of Long March in 1935", this poster shows Mao Ze Dong riding a horse with his comrade and heir apparent Lin Biao in the background.
C2814
Titled "All counter-revolutionaries are paper tigers," this poster shows the unity of Chinese military looking afar, while their feet rest on the carton like characters representing the western world.

C2813

Titled "The world's proletarian class unite! Get rid of American Imperialism," this wood block poster was created by Beijing Art School Revolutionary Committee.
C2794
This wood block print shows Mao Ze Dong surrounded by communist flags. This poster which looks like a paper cuts has the following phrases on the right "Love Chairman Mao unconditionally, Believe in Chairman Mao unconditionally, Admire Chairman Mao unconditionally, Be Loyal to Chairman Mao unconditionally." On the left it says "Think of Chairman Mao with everything you do, Obey Chairman Mao with everything you do, Follow closely with Chairman Mao with everything you do, For Chair ...click for details
C2783
This black and white poster was produced by Jiangxi Normal school Jing Gang Shan Red Guards Art School, called "Jing Gang Shan News Poster", named after the mountain where Mao Zedong led a group of peasants and staged an uprising, which was called Autumn Harvest Uprising in Hunan province on September 8, 1927. This poster's theme is on the unity of the three leading proletarian classes, the PLA soldiers, the peasants and the factory workers, with criticism on Peng De Huai and Nikit ...click for details
C2777
This poster was created by Shandong High school and University Red Representatives Committee and published by Shandong Mao's Thoughts Red Guards on October 30, 1970. Combining some of the most popular block prints of the time, this poster shows also cartons of different capitalist world leaders. This collage poster is a great representation of the variety of materials being produced during the Cultural Revolution.
C2775
Perhaps the most infamous poster originated from early Cultural Revolution, this poster titled Group Ugliness) portrayed in a cartoon drawing format, depicted a number of communist leaders (with names written next to the person) and other world leaders that were representatives of capitalists. The original poster was created post the fall of Liu Shao Qi and the artist painted a picture to depict all the comrades that followed Liu Shao Qi’s capitalist road, however, the hidden message, which was ...click for details
C2773
Titled "Unite the proletarian class of the world", this poster was created by Beijing University "eight one eight" rebellion army, 1967. The poster shows the hands holding a hammer.
C2772
A familiar image to some during the 1960s for Chinese is the first woman who drove the tractor. Millions of images featuring a first female tractor, named Liang Jun in the fifties. According to Chinese documents, Liang Jun was born in 1931 into a poverty-stricken peasant family, Liang was sent to live and work in a nearby landlord's family as a child bride when she was 12. She was first of the many women trained in heavy machineries. Since then the female tractor image was used frequently sy ...click for details
C2771
Titled "Seven hundred millions of people, seven hundred millions of soldier", this poster shows Mao in army general coat, waving. The communist flag is flying on the background, with sun flowers surrounding the foot of Mao Ze Dong. Mao was referred as the sun to the Chinese people and the sun flowers are symbolic of the people.
C2770
This Chinese wood block poster is a Soviet Memorial Poster. Titled “Female Soldiers in World War II”, this poster is one of the posters from the Soviet Memorial series. In Chinese it says “Female Soldiers Contribution to World War II. Soviet World War II Memorial Poster”. In Russian, it says ""Glory to our female comrades-in-arms!". Russian translation courtesy of Avram Brown.
C2769
Titled "Sun rises from our hands", this Chinese wood block poster shows a female peasant soldier carrying a rifle on her shoulder, her hands together, handing a rising sun. This poster is symbolic of ordinary people rising from below and hard work with hands produces sun light and hope.
C2768
This poster is titled "full support to Anti America, Support North Korean Volunteer Army Soldiers". On the left in green army coats are Chinese Volunteer Army soldiers, holding letters to show their support to their brothers and sisters of North Koreans, and on the right are U.S. soldiers in defeating positions. A poster from August 1951, during the Korean War.
C2767
This Chinese wood block print reflects the changing atmosphere between China and Soviet in the 60s. Post the secret speech of Nikita Khrushchev, China accused Soviet of chasing after Capitalism, and called Soviet the revisionist. This poster is titled "Break the dog head of the Soviet Revisionism". Soviet's leaders were under the fists of two Chinese soldiers wearing the arm bands of "Rebel". From left to right, these Russian leaders were A. N. Kosygin, N. S. Khrushchev, ...click for details
C2766
This Chinese wood block poster is a Soviet Memorial Poster. Titled “March towards Berlin”, this poster is one of the posters from the Soviet Memorial series. In Chinese it says “March into Eastern Europe, Soviet World War II Memorial Poster”. In Russian, it says "Strike harder against the enemy! [In small print, top left: "The gains of October."] [Below:] "We will liberate our native cities and villages from the fascist filth!" (Russian translation courtesy of Avram Br ...click for details
C2765B
This Chinese wood block poster is a Soviet Memorial Poster. Titled “Add bright colors to the military flag of freedom, Soviet World War II Memorial poster – Fight for Freedom”. In Russian it says "I vow to conquer the foe!" (Russian translation courtesy of Avram Brown)

C2765
This Chinese pro Soviet Union wood block poster is titled "Soviet Union Red Army March Forward to get rid of Nazis, a Soviet Union World War II Memorial Poster". Messages in Russian is the following: On your horses, proletarians!" [In smaller print: "Through enemy land." (Russian translation courtesy of Avram Brown)
C2764
Wood block - WWII Memorial Poster Soviet Union Stalin
This wood block poster printed in both Chinese and English is a Chinese poster used to memorialize the World War II Soviet soldiers. It says in Chinese "Scar is the metal the soldier wears. Soviet Union World War II Poster. Protect Joseph Stalin." In Russian, it says "Every line [i.e., battle line] is decisive!" (Russian translation courtesy of Avram Brown)
C2741
Titled “Down Follow Mao Ze Dong, the world is red all over”, this poster shows Mao Ze Dong in the middle, surrounded by the soldiers from the third world countries. On the lower right hand side, it says “Down with American Imperialism, Down with Soviet Hegemony and Down with the New Emperor (refer to the Soviet leader’s intention to invade surrounding countries)” 15" x 21".

C2740
This wood block print is in an unusual plum wine color, it shows Mao Ze Dong surrounded by impressionable and hot blooded red guards. Mao's holding a scroll that has his essay on it, and the red guards are holding Mao's red books. The red guard flag is flowing. 15" x 21".

C2705
Titled “Getting Rid of Little Japan out of China,” this wood block poster contributes the effort to rid of Japanese invaders during the world war II era to the red army led by Mao Ze Dong. The background of the poster shows the Victory of Ping Xing Guan. Another 30” x 20”.

C2704
This Cultural Revolution wood block print poster shows Mao riding a horse, with his followers marching forward. The title of the poster is “1947, Chairman Mao led his war (against the nationalist party) in Shan Bei”. This poster depicted Mao leading the red army fighting the nationalist. After the Long March the red army moved their base to Shanbei, and set up Yanan as the headquarter. 30” x 20”

C2684
This unusual black and white wood block print is in the celebration of the completion of Cheng Du rail road, judging by the attire of the people, which includes peasants, workers and minority Chinese, this poster is likely to be a pre Cultural Revolution item. 30" x 21".

C2664
Titled “Unite the world people, down with American invaders and all other running dogs.” The term of “a running dog” refers to capitalists who follow the ways of United States. The poster features the representatives of other third world country citizens, which China had allied itself with.
C2663
Titled "Long live to the success of Chairman Mao's Proletarian Class Revolutionary Road," this poster shows a smiling Mao's face, resemble the sun, on the left corner, in the front are the three proletarian class representatives, the peasant, the worker and the soldier. In the background are the people of the Proletarian class marching forward. 30" x 21".
C2657
Titled “Long Live to the success of Chairman Mao’s Proletarian Revolution Road,” this wood block print shows a smiling Mao and the Chinese flag, along with the representatives of the proletarian class citizens such as peasants, workers and soldiers. Tianjin People’s Fine Art Publishing House, Revolution Big Criticism Group, September 1969.
C2655
Titled "Heavenly Soldier Full of Energy, Storm the Earth of Han – Rebel is Justified," this wood block print shows Mao wearing the Red Guard arm band, while in the background the Red Guards are rebelling. Red Guards were a prominent force during the early waves of Cultural Revolution. Beijing Arts and Crafts and Fine Art Institute, Revolution Committee, August 1967. 30" x 20"
C2654
Titled "Heavenly Thunder Storm Opens up new universe - Bomb the Headquarters," this wood block print shows Mao using a calligraphy brush, writing a big character poster titled "Bomb the Headquarters." Some view that the big character poster written by Mao was an ignition to the countrywide launch of the Cultural Revolution. Beijing Arts and Crafts and Fine Art Institute, Revolution Committee, August 1967. 30" x 20"
C2653
Titled "Unite the Proetarian Class, Workers, Peasants and Soldiers United, Must Liberate Taiwan." Created By Beijing Arts and Crafts University Revolutionary Committee. 30" x 21".
C2652
This vivid wood block print features an angry red guard, holding a rifle, and it is titled "whoever is against Chairman Mao we will kill his DOG HEAD", dog head, a demeaning way of referring someone's head, apparently made its way in the propaganda materials to show the resolve of the Red Guards. Created by Capital Red Guards "Knife is Red" Editorial Department, February 1968.
C2651
Titled "Success and bright road of Wu Qi", The May 7 road is referring to Mao Zedong's 7 May Directive, which was released on 7 May 1966. As explained in Dr. Stefan Landsberger’s site, located at http://www.iisg.nl/~landsberger/m7.html, “In this directive, Mao suggested setting up farms, later called cadre schools, where cadres and intellectuals, "sent down" from the cities, would perform manual labor and undergo ideological reeducation.” During the Cultural Revolution, & ...click for details
C2650
Titled "Our work will definitely succeed," this poster created by Cui Jing Wen and printed in 1965.
C2649
This wood block print titled “Great Cultural Flag holder Comrade Jiang Qing” portrays Madam Mao or otherwise known as Jiang Qing extending her arm out while looking afar. The red flags showed variety of images of the heroes and heroines created from the Peking Operas, which had class struggle and other “revolutionary” themes, a project spearheaded by Jiang Qing to spread the “revolutionary spirit”. Wood block print, 1972. 30” x 21”.
C2648
Poster is titled "People's Commune is Good", and shows farmers and peasants celebrating the establishment of People's Commune, which was one of the campaigns in the 1950s. In the background, flags were showing with the sign of "Long live to People's Commune." Wood block print, 1958.
C2617B
Large wood block print of Mao Ze Dong to An Yuan. Perhaps the most important painting during Cultural Revolution, this image portrays Mao igniting the revolutionary flame. See more information on this image at Stefan Lansberger's extensive site at http://www.iisg.nl/~landsberger/ay.html. Wood block print.

C2614
Large wood block poster of smiling Mao with the following slogan: "The environment for the entire country's Proletarian Cultural Revolution is very good, not just good. Mao Ze Dong." Ironically, the situation of Cultural Revolution was actually out of Mao's control, and these words were probably Mao's way of reassuring himself more than anyone else. Local Revolutionary Committee stamp on the upper left corner. 40" x 21".
C2574
The famous slogan of the “Country is red all over” was politically incorrect, in that the country of China, according to the Communist government, included Taiwan, and since Taiwan was not “red”, the statement was therefore incorrect. To correct it, many changed the poster to reflect the Taiwan exclusion. This poster, titled “The country of the Peony are full of brightness – The Country (exclude Taiwan)’s mountains and rivers (shan he) are red all over. The flower of China is peony, and China ...click for details
C2571
This “Government is established through Guns!” slogan (qiang gan zi li mian chu zheng quan” is a famous for its origin, which was used frequently during the civil war in the 1940s. Created by the Central Art Academy in 1970, this wood block poster shows only the hands holding the rifles and the rifles themselves and not the faces of these people. The other lines of characters says “warm celebration of the great success of the Indo zhinu – referring to southeast Asia three countries’ people’s fig ...click for details

 

C2570

Large wood block print showing Mao waving, on the left side of the poster it states “Long live to people, Mao Zedong”, possibly a poster developed to show Mao’s love for his people by the Revolutionary Committee. Undated, stamp is half faded, but it was enough to show it belonged to the fighting group of a revolutionary committee unit. 40” x 21”.
C2569
Titled “Follow Chairman Mao, the world is red all over”, this wood block shows Mao and the people of the Third wood, holding the Red Books looking afar. The lower right corner shows the banner of “Down with American Imperialism, Down with Soviet Hegemony, Down with the new Emperor (refer to Soviet)!” 30” x 21”
C2557
A collage of Mao’s pictures in variety stage of his political life, this poster has the winter blossoming plum flowers on the upper right corner to symbolizing longevity. A stamp on the lower right says “long live Chairman Mao. Created by the Capital Red Representatives, Central Art Academy The East is Red People’s Commune, Henan Twenty’s Commune Division, Yuxi Divisional People’s Commune Art Army Commander office. 30” x 16.5”. c.1968
C2555
After Mao authorized the Big Character Poster (dazibao) as a form of criticizing the government and the Red Guards as the main force for pushing the campaign forward, Cultural Revolution gained its momentum. But it was obvious, as it turns out out, that Red Guards’ infighting was getting more and more brutal. Harsh languages were exchanged, and the accusations of not enough Mao worshipping between the two factions (the original revolutionary vs. the rebellion) became more direct and the language ...click for details
C2554
During the Cultural Revolution, criticism sessions were conducted as a way of implementing the latest direction from the Central Government. Called “The Revolution Big Criticism”, this wood block print shows a Red Guard holding what might be a stick, hitting two enemies, the Chinese characters accompanying these two in defeat positions says “Ultra Lefties” and “America and Capitalist (Soviet Union). Post Sino-Soviet split in 1960, Soviet was to be classified as another Capitalist like America. T ...click for details
C2553
Different factions of the red guards were formed during the early stages of the Cultural Revolution. The original groups of Red Guards were senior cadre's children, and the rebellion faction was the Red Guard who were from good class backgrounds. In this wood block print, the large red Chinese character stated the following: "The Proletarian class revolution faction is in control of the power." In the poster, it depicts a Red Guard holding a Mao's Thoughts book. Under his fist, ...click for details
C2552
This wood block print is titled “Must Liberate Taiwan, 1969.” It shows representatives of the Chinese people, including Chinese minorities and the PLA soldiers holding Mao’s thoughts booklet and guns looking afar with resolved impressions on their face. 31” x 21.5”.
C2551
This wood block print shows the different characters from the major Revolution Peking Operas and Ballets invented during the Cultural Revolution period. Headed by Madam Mao, 8 major Peking Operas and Ballets were created, called the Modern Revolution Sample Plays, these operas and ballets portrayed the class struggles and greatness of People. For instance, in the poster, there were characters from the Red Lantern, the White-Haired Girl, the Red Female Detachment. Quotes of Mao Ze Dong says “The ...click for details
C2550
Titled “Down with American Imperialism, down with Soviet Hegemony”, this wood block print recycles the same image of C2548 to show a slightly different slogan. Wood block prints were usually created by Revolution Committees as memorabilia items during the Cultural Revolution era. 31” x 21.5”.
C2549
Titled "American Imperialism must be defeated, The people of the world will achieve success", this wood block poster from 1969 shows the resolve of the people. China has always positioned itself as the leader of the 3rd world countries and set up America as the enemy. This poster portrays the PLA soldier leading the people of Africa, Latin America and Asia. 31" x 21.5".

C2548
Chairman Mao’s images were seen painted to be next to Lenin And Marx during the Cultural Revolution as he was positioned as a world communist leader like Lenin and Marx. Titled “Long live to the undefeated Maxim, Leninism and Mao Ze Dong Thoughts”, this poster shows the three communist leaders profile. 31” x 21.5”
C2547
Wood block print with people who are from Asia, Latin America and Africa, friends and allies of China holding guns pointing at presumably enemies from the Western world. 31” x 21.5”
C2546
Created by Tianjin People’s Art Publishing House, as a result of revolutionary big criticism in September 1969, this Chinese political propaganda poster, titled “Longevity and Success to Chairman Mao’s Proletarian Class Revolution Road” shows the Chinese people holding Mao’s red books and march forward on the lower side of the poster, while a smiling Chairman Mao’s headshot on the center of the poster. 31” x 21.5”
C2545
Created by Tianjin People’s Art Publishing House, as a result of revolutionary big criticism in September 1969, this Chinese political propaganda poster, titled “Raise the alert level, protect our country, and prepared always to destroy invading enemies” wood block print shows the Chinese people with resolved look on their faces holding the red flags and the board that says “raise the alert level, protect the country”. 31” x 21.5”
C2544
Titled "Revolutionary Committee is Good", this poster from 1971 was likely a memorabilia in celebration of the anniversary of revolutionary committee. Featured on the poster are the representatives -- workers, farmers, soldiers, etc. These people were the typical make up of a revolutionary committee, which replaced the governments and related government entities. 31" x 21.5"
C2543
One of Madam Mao's contribution to Cultural Revolution is largely related to the creation of the Modern Peking Opera and Revolutionary Ballets. In this wood block poster created by Ben Teng Ji from Beijing Movie Company's Revolution and Rebel United Department, it portrays Jiang Qing, or Madam Mao, holding a red book, and in the PLA uniform, looking afar and extending her arm out. In the background there are characters from the Peking Operas and Ballets such as the Red Lantern, the White ...click for details
C2542
Created by Central Fine Art Block Print department in September 1968, this poster is titled "Chairman Mao, we are your loyal red guard". The red guards are painted holding Mao's thoughts excerpts. Mao Ze dong is painted waving and wearing the red guard arm band. 30" x 21".

C2541
"Down with Liu Shao Qi", this wood block print shows the three elite class of citizens during the Cultural Revolution - farmers, PLA soldier and workers holding big character poster and the sign of "Revolution Big Critism". Liu Shao Qi, was the main target of the Cultural Revolution. He was Mao's heir, though Mao was not ready to give up his power and had decided to attack Liu Shao Qi by accusing him going the capitalist road for his revision in the collectivization effor ...click for details
C2540
"Must continue the Great Proletarian Cultural revolution to the end!" wood block print, shows the worker and the PLA soldier holding down a flag that says the above slogan and putting down the enemy class of capitalist roader, counterrevolutionaries, economy oriented theory, and those who want to destroy the great proletarian cultural revolution. Shen Yang military department, Feb 1969.
C2539
Wood block print of Jiang Qing (Madam Mao) holding a red book, with background of different Peking Operas which she had promoted during Cultural Revolution. In writing is Mao's Quotation on the definition of revolutionary art - art must serve certain class and belongs to certain political route. Like Lenin said, "it's like the screw and wheel" to the entire revolution led by the Proletarian class. 30" x 21".

C2087

 


Cultural Revolution Poster - Learn from Jiang Qing

During Cultural Revolution, prior to the capture of "Gang of Four," Madam Mao, as depicted in this poster, was known as the Mao's best student. In this extremely rare poster image, Madam Mao, also referred as Jiang Qing, is seen raising Mao's little Red Book, in Cultural Revolution Uniform and People's Liberation Army hat. On the lower side, the title of the poster states the following: "Learn from Jiang Qing! Pay Respect to Comrade Jiang Qing". From the Editor's office of "Factory Worker, Farmer and The People's Liberation Army Art News Paper," this poster was priced at 3 Chinese Cents. Click for details....

C2525
Titled “Establish roots in te factory and farm land’, this poster depicts an old farmer and a PLA soldier together, with Mao’s excerpt on the left right side, stating that Revolution must be a movement of the people. Created by People’s Police Protection of Mao Ze Dong Revolution Group, this wood block print is a fine example of the local production of Mao’s propaganda material. Great stamp on the left side authenticating its origin. Size: 30” by 21”.
C2524
This poster is titled “Bomb the Commander Office”, a sentence from Mao’s words, referring to Mao’s anti Liu Shao Qi movement. Created by People’s Police Protection of Mao Ze Dong Revolution Group, this wood block print is a fine example of the local production of Mao’s propaganda material. Great stamp on the left side authenticating its origin. Size: 35” by 24”.
C2523
This Revolution Committee created wood block print shows Mao’s headshot framed in sunflowers. Just below his headshot is the word of “Loyalty”. Just below it, it says “Celebration of Chairman Mao’s Longevity”. This poster uses the sunflower as an analogy of Mao as Mao was the red sun and sunflowers were associated with sunlight. Size: 22” by 15”.
C2522
Created by KunMing Worker Art United Fighting Group, this poster is titled “We will forever be loyal to our dear beloved Chairman Mao”. Size: 27” by 13.5”. On the right side are Mao, Lin Biao, Jiang Qing (Madam Mao), Kang Sheng, Chen Bo Da, and Zhou En Lai. Each person played an integral part during the Cultural Revolution and many were later considered traitors by Mao and others were sentences to prison after the end of the Cultural Revolution. The only survivors that went through Cultural Rev ...click for details
C2520
This poster has the title of “Taking Chen Shui Bian’s dog head to be used for the memorial of our fighters” Chen Shui Bian, the head of Wuhan Government, was an underground communist party member, and was later appointed to be a government official, during Cultural Revolution, Mao wanted to get rid of Liu Shao Qi, chairman of China, and since Liu Shao Qi was an underground communist party member, it became one of his crimes, as Mao stated that these underground communist party members during Chi ...click for details
C2519
Titled “Down with the new emperor”, this revolution committee created block print features Mao’s excerpt that calls for the rise of poor suppressed class of citizens of the world. “xin sha huang”, the new emperor, is referring to Soviet Union, after the break up between China and Soviet Union in the early 60s. Size: 24” by 23”.
C2518
This poster was developed by the Revolution Committee in the late 1960s and is a depiction of an image responding to Mao's words -- "People and Army are united like one person, Let's see who can be our enemy". Size: 32" by 23".
C2514
Titled "Chairman is our red sun in our heart", this Cultural Revolution block print features a waving Mao standing in front of the sun, and a number of citizens of China waving red books. Note the representation of the citizens include the PLA soliders, the factory workers, the farmers and ethnic minorities. Size: 30" by 21".
C2441
This rare poster features the Revolution Commender office's main characters: This poster features Mao, Lin Biao, Jiang Qing (Madam Mao), Kang Sheng, Chen Bo Da, and Zhou En Lai. The poster consists of a picture cut out of these people on the top of Tiananmen square, interviewing the Revolution Army. Each person played an integral part during the Cultural Revolution and many were later considered traitors by Mao and others were sentences to prison after the end of the Cultural Revolution. The ...click for details
C2440
Titled “following right behind Chairman Mao and March forward in the wind and storm”, this wood block print shows Mao waving his arm while wearing the “Red Guard” arm band. In the background, there are many red guards holding red flag. Size: 31” by 15”.
C2424
This poster consists of six paper cuts featuring Mao and the celebrating Farmers and was developed by Mao's theory propaganda advocate revolution committee, and published by An Hui Province People's Art Revolution Committee in April 1969. Revolution Committee was a byproduct of Cultural Revolution, which replaced local governments, and was dissolved after the Cultural Revolution. Paper cut posters is a very rare form of Cultural Revolution artifact due to very limited production, often o ...click for details
C2406
This Cultural Revolution Poster is a wood block print of a young Mao Ze Dong. On the upper right corner it was an imprint of a famous Mao's slogan, "One little flame can ignite the entire steppe". The bottom half of the poster is a painting of a boat and house, the boat seems to be floating on the Dong Ting Lake, where Mao grew up. 586 copies were ever produced.
C2295

 

Cultural Revolution Block Print Poster # 4

Titled “We Love Chairman Mao Unconditionally”, this wood block print depicts many hot blooded young red guards holding red books and red flags looking up to the head shot of Mao. During Cultural Revolution, Mao was elevated to the god like position, worshipped by millions of Chinese, especially students. Size: 30” L by 20.5” W.
C2294

 

Cultural Revolution Poster Block Print 3

Titled “Great Country Wide Land, We can do what we want”, this poster features students who were sent down to the country side, holding Mao’s Theory and red flag. This poster symbolizes the movement of students being sent down to the country side to be re-educated and work and live with the farmers. Wood block print was a popular method for creating Cultural Revolution propaganda materials, as it was a cheap and fast form to create propaganda posters to be used by different revolution committee ...click for details
C2292

 

Cultural Revolution Poster - block print 2

Titled “Long Live Mao’s Theory”, this poster features the three elite class citizen of the PLA soldiers, the factory workers and the farmers each holding Mao’s Theory Red Book, with their face looking forward. The background depicts many farmers and factory workers each holding a red book, symbolizing their loyalty towards Mao. Wood block print was a popular method for creating Cultural Revolution propaganda materials, as it was a cheap and fast form to create propaganda posters to be used by di ...click for details
C2291

 

Cultural Revolution Poster - Mao block print

Titled “Mao Leading Us Going Forward”, this poster features the three elite class citizen of the PLA solider, the factory worker and the farmer each holding Mao’s Theory Red Book, with their face looking forward. The background is full of red guards, red flags and red books. Wood block print was a typical form for creating Cultural Revolution propaganda as it was a cheap and fast form to create propaganda posters to be used by different revolution committees. Size: 30” L by 21” W.
C2288

Must Liberate Taiwan PLA Airforce Poster

Titled “Must Liberate TaiWan”, this wood block print poster was developed by Chinese Airforce Red Eagle Creative Team, and printed by the Central Commander Printing Company in September 1970. The price of the poster at the time was 8 Chinese cents.
C2268

 

"Bomb the Commander Office" Block print

This unusual block print from Cultural Revolution era depicts the famous scene known "Bomb the Commander Office", "My first big letter post" written in 1968 by Mao. The essay pointed all arrows to the then Chinese chairman Liu Shao Qi, who Mao disliked and subsequently gotten rid of. Liu died during Cultural Revolution after a series of struggle sessions and his family was humiliated. Historically speaking, the "Bomb the Commander Office" ignited the infamous Cultur ...click for details
C2267

 

Cultural Revolution Block Print - Lin Biao

This Cultural Revolution block print portrays Lin Biao holding Mao's red book, titled "Raise Mao's Theory Highly and Raise the Greatest Red Flag", this poster's background is painted with a People's Liberation Army soldier pushing a startled horse off the rail road in an attempt to save the train from crashing. In small prints, it says "Serve the People, In memory of Bai Qiu En, Yu Gong can move the Mountain". Bai Qiu En is Dr. Norman Bethune, a Canadian revol ...click for details
C2265

 

Cultural Revolution Block print Lin Biao


This Cultural Revolution Propaganda poster features Lin Biao holding Mao's red book. Titled "Establish Mao's theory being the only right theory", this poster features Mao's supposed successor Lin Biao advocating Mao's theory. Created by Central Government Art College Revolution Committee Propaganda Division in January 1968, this poster has its historical significance in that Lin Biao was later thought a threat to Mao's power, and subsequently ceased from political s ...click for details


 
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