Long Life to Chairman Mao"
Famous artwork of poster designer Ha Qin-wen
Published Detail: May 1964 by
Shanghai People Art Publishing Co.
Poster Size: 53cm x 76.5cm
"Long Long Life to Chairman Mao"
This was once a very controversial poster and two times banned from publication by the Chinese government during the cultural
revolution period. It was argued that the well dressed and jewels wearing Shanghai style lady in the poster was a big symbol
of capitalism and should therefore be condemned rather than promoted. There was also argument about whether it should include
the "Hua Biao" on the left top corner. Anyway, very few copies of this poster survived. Description by Chris To