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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 $500-750Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $720