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Title

Guarding our great fatherland

1975


Artist

Shen Jiawei

China, Australia

1948 -


About

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.


Details


Alternative title

为我们伟大祖国站岗 [Wei women weida zuguo zhangang]


Place where the work was made

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


Artist information

Shen Jiawei

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

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