Monday, August 18, 2008

Comrade Ma Bell: Socialist-Realism in Chinese Telecom

Comrade Ma Bell

It would be difficult to overstate how truly awesome this painting is. I saw it for sale at the Alameda Collectibles Fair at Alameda NAS a few weeks ago and it stopped me dead in my tracks.

It's a painting on canvas and it stands about 1 meter tall. I was very tempted to buy but it was going for $250, so I was ultimately deterred. But I'm glad to have this photo. Check out the detail:

Comrade Ma Bell (Detail)