Chairman Mao

An Andy Warhol, Chairman Mao and a Red Gerhard Richter are unpacked in the Sothebys warehouse, West London.

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An Andy Warhol, Chairman Mao and a Red Gerhard Richter are unpacked in the Sotheby’s warehouse, West London.

Dang Guihong, a judicial official, wipes statues of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong at an exhibition room in Yuncheng, Shanxi province. Dang is going to exhibit around 5000 pieces of his revolution collection, including badges, statues and portraits ahead of the 120th anniversary of Mao's birth.

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Dang Guihong, a judicial official, wipes statues of China’s late Chairman Mao Zedong at an exhibition room in Yuncheng, Shanxi province. Dang is going to exhibit around 5000 pieces of his revolution collection, including badges, statues and portraits ahead of the 120th anniversary of Mao’s birth.

A visitor cleans small busts of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong as she pays tribute at a Mao Zedong Souvenir Museum on the 37th anniversary of Mao's death, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.

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A visitor cleans small busts of Mao Zedong at a museum dedicated to the former Chinese leader on the 37th anniversary of his death, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.