Chung Kuo, China

N.p. N.p., Circa 1972. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Michelangelo Antonioni on the set of the 1972 film. Cropping annotations in holograph pencil and "Collection" stamp, obscured, struck with holograph pencil, on verso.

In 1972, during China's Cultural Revolution, Antonioni was invited by the People's Republic of China to direct a documentary on the "New China." The final film, at 220 minutes, was divided into three parts. The first focusing on Beijing, the second Suzhou, and the third Shanghai. In each section Antonioni focuses primarily on the faces of the people. Mao Zedong was reportedly so displeased with the film Antonioni was charged with being anti-Chinese and counterrevolutionary.

Shot on location in Beijing, Henan, Jiangsu, and Shanghai, China.

6.75 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, with very light creasing and a tiny bruise on mid right edge.


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