Price: $945.00
The history of every country can clearly be seen through its posters. Nowhere is this truer than in the case of China - a vast country with a rich and diverse history of poster art. Perhaps this was because posters presented an effective and colorful means of communicating messages to a broad multi-lingual population, or perhaps it was because, as always, posters could convey in images what politicians could only hint at in speeches -- whatever the reasons, Chinese propaganda poster art is a niche market in and of itself. After the Founding of the People''s Republic of China in 1949, and throughout the 1950''s and 60''s - particularly during the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution - Chinese poster artists were very active in terms of quantity and inventiveness. There are a huge variety of styles in the posters - some harsh, some naturalistic, some with the so- called ''sweet icing'' to give the people a more idealized look and to convey a more positive cheerful outlook... In short, there is something for everyone when it comes to Chinese propaganda posters. I''m told that this poster shows some of the influence of Soviet- style poster art, and I do see it... compared to the other Chinese posters I have, it is more stylized and less ''sweet icing'' ... produced by an anonymous artist and dated May 14, 15, 21, 22, 25, 29, 30 (probably in 1938) and advertising a horse race at the public Hippodrome at Harbin the poster measures 24 x 36, and is linen lined.. (Of course I love it, it has a horse...) It is in overall very good condition, although there seems to be some sort of pin prick line through lettering on top - it is visible in the photo. This poster comes from the private collection of a noted author, collector and lecturer who has travelled widely in China and around the world. His poster collection is massive, and his knowledge quite legendary. He recently put together an exhibition of Chinese posters which was shown in national museums in Canada and France (this poster was part of that exhibition) and we are pleased and proud to have been asked to sell his posters.We are happy to ship worldwide. Note that our shipping rates for international customers is for standard surface shipping - expedited shipping is available at an additional cost (which will be calculated at the time of purchase based on buyers location and charged in addition to surface rates. Thank you ! Status: For Sale Reference#: harbinhorse Condition: A- Year: 1938 Country: CHINA Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm) Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm) Title: ORIG. CHINESE PROPAGANDA POSTER 1938 HORSE RACE HARBIN Materials: paper (linen backed)

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