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三面红旗  Sānmiàn hóngqí (Three Red Flags)
  • China
  • 三面红旗 Sānmiàn hóngqí (Three Red Flags), circa 1970
  • Life of Mao
  • Where object was made: China
  • industrial lithograph, flocking
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 169 x 248 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 194 x 270 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 10 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0016.11

This image is a propaganda poster. Top center, we see a two tone profile, portrait of a Chinese military/political man. Below this head is a line of text. In the bottom half of image we see multiple factories and industry buildings silhouetted by three burnt orange flags. The two colors used in this image are yellow and burnt orange. The background is a gradient/blend roll of these two colors.