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    Sale 2213 | Lot 168
    Price Realized: $720With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2213 Lot 168

      DESIGNER UNKNOWN [CHINESE PROPAGANDA.] Two velvet posters. Circa 1970s.
      Sizes vary, each approximately 21x15 inches, 53x38 cm.
      Conditions vary, generally B+: tears and creases at edges; foxing in images. Silk-screen and velvet. Paper.
      In an unexpected example of one Cultural Revolution borrowing visual cues from another, the Chinese co-opted some of the best, and some of the worst, American poster design concepts. A cross between a Velvet Elvis, a black light poster and Red Army propaganda, the result is as kitschy as its Western counterpart; a Velvet Mao!
      Estimate $500-750

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $720