PAIR OF WOODBLOCK PROPAGANDA PRINTS REGARDING THE KOREAN WAR. (LEFT: Protecting Family and Country is Paramount to the Workers; RIGHT: The Peasants Oppose America and Support Korea). N.p., n.d. (early 1950s) Two colour woodblock prints. 2 vols. 41x25 cm. Loose.
A pair of mirror image early communist Chinese woodblock prints protesting the Korean War and America's involvement. Datable to the early 1950s, given that the war ran from June 1950 - July 1953.
The prints of a very naive nature and probably produced in a rural studio.
The left-hand print reads: 'Bao Jia Wei Guo: Gongren Dang Xian'
(Protecting Family and Country is Paramount to the Workers:
The right-hand print reads: 'Kang Mei Shou Chao Nongmin'
(The Peasants Oppose America and Support Korea ).
The prints in effect of equal dimensions although the left-hand print has a longer blank upper margin.
Some smudging of ink to the paper and one character poorly registered, perhaps underlining the primitive rural production of these prints. Horizontal crease from being folded. Chipping and slight loss at margins.
Very rare survivals. The first time we have seen Chinese propaganda woodblock prints concerning the Korean War.
Subjects: Woodcuts Propaganda
Available, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 237 in printed List 202.
Record produced by Hanshan Tang Books, www.hanshan.com.