Designer unknown, 1968With regard to the great teacher Chairman Mao, cherish the word 'Loyalty'. With regard to the great Mao Zedong Thought, vigorously stress the word 'Usefullness'.
Publisher: Shanghai People's Art Publishing House
(Offset, 77x106 cm., inv.nr. BG E3/705)
Mao hovering above a crowd of Red Guards: students and pupils incited by Mao to sweep away the old party cadres 'like a tidal wave'. They are reading Mao's Collected Works. The Red Guards are Mao's main instrument in launching the Cultural Revolution. They are responsible for countless acts of violence.
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