Velvet Mao

If you thought only Elvis and dogs playing poker had the honor of being enshrined in velvet, well, think again. Set against a backdrop of red velvet, Chairman Mao, the leader of China's Cultural Revolution, finds himself the subject of political poster art in this set of two velvet posters, circa 1970s, up for auction on May 3rd. The blog, Deep Glamour,discusses the 'kitsch iconography' inherent in the images.   

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