Poster 2

The Cultural Revolution in Images: Caricature Posters from Guangzhou, 1966–1977

Poster 2

“Wang Guangmei’s Taoyuan Tour” (“Wang Guangmei Taoyuan xing” 王光美桃园行). Wang Guangmei 王光美, President Liu Shaoqi’s 刘少奇 wife, appears on a bicycle wearing an outfit she selected for her official trip to Southeast Asia, a choice that became a subject of criticism during the Cultural Revolution. The words on her bag read “Taoyuan Experience” (Taoyuan jingyan 桃园经验), the title of her much criticized report on the results of economic reforms in Taoyuan. This image of Wang Guangmei shares iconographic elements with her representation in “A Crowd of Clowns.” By the Guanya 401 Red Rebel Group in the editorial department of To Challenge News. Undated. Watercolor on paper, 55 x 40 cm.