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This section is dedicated to a couple wonderful artists who had contributed themselves before and/or during or even after the Chinese Cultural Revolution by way of producing hundreds of wonderfully designed posters, no matter of propaganda theme or not.

I must admit that I have obvious and strong preference for paintings in great details, vivid colors and reflecting the true aspirations & spirits of the people in the old days.

Throughout these years, I have paid special attention to collect posters done by a few masters, namely Zhang Yu-qing, LI Mu-bai, HA Qiong-wen and ZHANG Ding. Of course, their artworks, although in hundred counts, still only represent a very small portion of all the artworks done in the CRP.

And I wouldn’t claim that their artworks or contributions had surpassed all other artists of the same period although they have always been my idols.

What I try to present here is a small group of artists who have captured my hearts since ten odd years ago and have thus introduced me to the CR poster world. Without them, my enthusiasm in collecting CR posters may not last till now. My journey in the searching for posters done by them will continue until I can organize a special poster exhibition dedicated to them.

(Artist: ZHANG Yu-qing)

AR001

As I have not yet decided the details of this section, I am posting up two of ZHANG’s posters for the time being and will try to complete the design and other things asap. Please come back later for other wonderful artworks of my favorite artists!!!

Title: “Wu Han Chang Jiang Bridge”
Year of Publish: 1970’s

Origin: Shanghai

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Size: 55x75cm

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AR002

Title: “Festivity at Shanghai Bund”

Year of Publish: 1970’s

Origin: Shanghai

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Size: 55x75cm

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AR003

Title: “Greet National Day with Boundless Joy”

Year of Publish: 1960’s

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Size: 55x75cm

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AR004

Title: “Happy Playground”

Year of Publish: 19

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AR005

Title: “A New Look of the City (Zhong Qin Harbour)”

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AR006

Title: “Astonishing Scenery Inside the Lava Cave”
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AR007

Title: “Festival Day in the Summer Papalce (in Beijing)”
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AR008

Title: “A Birdview of Xi Hu in Hang Zhou”
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AR009

Title: “Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao”
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AR010

Title: “The Zoo”
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AR011

Title: “The Bustling Nanjing Road in Shanghai ”
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AR012

Title: “A Full View of Shanghai Yu Yuan”
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AR013

Title: “Admiring the Chrysanthemums”
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AR014

Title: “Big Parade During Festival”
Year of Publish: mid 60’s

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AR015

Title: “”
Year of Publish: 80’s

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AR016

Title: “Festival Night in Shanghai Bund”
Year of Publish: 80’s

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AR017

Title: “On a Festival Night”
Year of Publish: 1964

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Notes: This particular poster is on sale in my poster page.
AR018

Title: “Shanghai The Big World”
Year of Publish: 1960’s

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Notes: This nice artwork by Zhang has several versions which showed some changes in the details. Moreover, there is one earlier version published in 1958 which was marked as done by another not that famous artist, which I believed to be an original design inspiring Zhang to do this artwork. Anyway, this is a great example of Zhang’s creativity.
AR019 Title: “Shanghai The Big World”
Year of Publish: 1950’s

Notes: Another version of the above big World poster. Interesting!

AR020 Title: “Hundred Flowers Blossoming Together”
Year of Publish: 1970’s

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AR021 Title: “New Commune Village”

Year of Publish: 1950’s

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Notes: A rare find!

AR022 Title: “To Build a Socialistic New Village”

Year of Publish: 1950’s

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Notes: A super rare find!

AR023

Title: “Female Welding Workers in the ship building workshop”

Year of Publish: 1950’s

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Notes: A super rare find!

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