Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

This awkward red glamour

The artist Liu Changwen 刘昌文 (b. 1952), glorifes the aesthetic of the Cultural Revolution 文革, wrapping wide-eyed kawaii maidens in khaki coats and giving them rifles and hoes to handle. Understandably, the artist is very popular and has a thriving career. Here are some revolutionary pin-up scenes with Shanghai backdrops: the Bund, Garden Bridge, Nanking Road, Tibet Road... All of these are painted in the 2000s and 2010s.

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, art, bund, cultural revolution, department store, kitsch, nanjing road, painting, shanghai

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