original vintage 1959 Chinese communist propaganda poster The days are red by Gao Zhemin

Off to a flying start

Regular price £475.00 Sale

Artist: Gao Zhemin

Year: 1959

Publisher: Tianjin Fine Art Publishing House

Size (mm): 528x756

Condition: Good, tears to margins, staining, some loss to lower margin, 4cm tear to left margin, delicate paper

Referencing the Great Leap Forward campaign of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The characters 开门红 mean ‘to get off to a flying start’, so the assertion is that the early part of the campaign - in particular the production of steel referenced in the poster’s imagery - has been successful.