ill. 1.3 b (set: 1.3)
article of daily use, commodity, candy wrapper
scan, paper, colour; original source: candy wrapper, colour, L: 7,7 x 5,6 cm; R: 7,6 x 5,4 cm
Wenge yiwu 2000:Wenge yiwu shoucang yu jiage 文革遗物收藏与价格 (An archive and price list of relics from the Cultural Revolution), edited by Tie Yuan 铁源. Beijing: Hualing, 2000:145., Heidelberg catalogue entry
L: 草梅 青岛食品厂 R: 桔子 糖 青岛食品厂
The Red Lantern, The White-haired Girl, candy wrapper, everyday life, omnipresence, model works, model hero, yangbanxi, model hero, Cultural Revolution
Candy Wrap with depiciton of The Red Lantern and The White-haired Girl (Tangzhi： Hongdengji, Baimaonü 糖纸： 红灯记， 白毛女)
Pretty much all throughout the period now habitually described as the “Cultural Revolution,” the model works were everywhere, and it was not long before they had proliferated into every possible form, too: one could buy them on cheap LPs, and as comic books; one could see their heroes on posters, post-cards, and stamps, as well as on cushions, plates, teapots, cups, and candy wrappers, as cut-out and ceramic figures and plaques; on washing basins, handbags, cigarette packs, on vases, and calendars, in short, on almost all the paraphernalia of daily (if perhaps predominantly urban) use. This candy wrapper shows Iron Maiden from The Red Lantern on the left and the White-Haired Girl on the right. (See also DACHS Continuous Revolution).