Happy Babies Absorbed in Sweet Bliss for Tranquility of Mind


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YOU JUST GOTTA LOVE VINTAGE COMMUNIST CHINESE PROPAGANDA. In an effort to show the perfect nation, the perfect people, the perfect... babies (funny, I do not see any females in this poster) this state-approved Chinese artist painted cherubic almost identical children. This poster, c. 1950s-60s, is about 29 inches x 22 inches in size.

What I also like, besides the fact that these fat little happy babies are wearing lipstick, is the fact that this work reminds me quite a bit of contemporary California-style art—funky, punky, hip and slightly surreal. Puppies, kitties, birds and fresh flowers—all absorbed in sweet bliss for tranquility of mind.

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