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Title

Guarding our great fatherland

1975

Artist

Shen Jiawei

China, Australia

1948 -

  • Details

    Alternative title
    为我们伟大祖国站岗 [Wei women weida zuguo zhangang]
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    People's Republic 1949 - → China
    Date
    1975
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    photo-lithograph
    Dimensions
    62.5 x 51.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., in Chinese, blue ink "Shen Jiawei zuo 1975nian 1yue".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    460.1996
    Copyright
    © SHEN Jiawei

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    Shen Jiawei joined the corps in the early 1970s.This was not painted to official order, but the artist says he was educated in the Communist Party ideology, and his beliefs are reflected in this painting. Soldiers stand on the military watch tower, guarding their ‘fatherland’(Chairman Mao, being the father figure)against the Soviet imperialists. When this was exhibited at the National Art Exhibition in Beijing in 1974 Jiang Qing, Mao’s wife, highly commended this work and as a result it was printed as a poster. Over half a million copies were printed.

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    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication