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This is a early Cultural Revolution poster, date Feb 1967, published at the Red Guard headquarters Shanghai. Woodcut printing with red color tone. Headline written “Who oppose Chairman Mao, we will smash his head (Chinese: Gou Tou in English that means dogÂ’s head, according to the Chinese traditional mind when their hate)”, typical Revolutionary artwork.
The Cultural Revolution which took place between circa 1966 and 1976 was a social/ political movement. Mao Tse Tung, then Chairman of the ruling Communist Party started this movement to reinforce strict communist dogma. Capitalism and traditional Chinese culture were to be obliterated. Big-character posters were used to denounce people as opponents of the Revolution. Red Guards (pupils and students who swear loyalty to Mao and his Little Red Book) destroy anything that is branded 'old' and eliminate people considered 'rightists'. The posters also were part of the campaign to respond to particular issues as they arose locally or nationally. The Cultural Revolution plunges China into turmoil and internal strife; the country is in chaos, but the posters only show enthusiasm. Approx. 20x30 inches, in nice collectible shape.

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    nice collectible condition

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    Vintage Chinese Cultural Revolution Poster Smash Heads

    Estimate $50 - $100Feb 14, 2018
    New York, NY, USA