News on the Democracy Wall in Beijing from early 1980s
Oil painting Democracy Wall in Beijing

protective masks in 1980 in beijing

in front of the democracy wall in Beijing

Now that the wearing of protective masks is part of our everyday life, I remembered this picture that I painted in Beijing in 1980.

At that time, there was the so-called democracy wall on Chang’an Avenue (simplified Chinese: 长安街). On these wall newspapers were found that represented the first attempts at free expression by the Beijing population. The oil painting reflects those days.

Zettl Friedrich

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