Item #811 Légy tagja a Magyar-Szovjet Társaságnak! [Join the Hungarian-Soviet Association!]. István Czeglédi.
Communist Propaganda Poster

Légy tagja a Magyar-Szovjet Társaságnak! [Join the Hungarian-Soviet Association!]

Budapest: Offset-nyomda (Magda Kállai), (1950). Original, vintage, offset poster. 59 × 84 cm. Folded. Chipped at lover left and upper right edges. Overall in very good condition.

Communist propaganda poster, call for join the Hungarian-Soviet Association.

On a wedge formed forest of the Soviet and the communist Hungarian flags, stands the landmark sculptures of the two states, the “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman” and the “Liberty Statue” of Hungary. The former one, the worker who holds aloft a hammer and the kolkhoz woman with a sickle to form the hammer and sickle was created by Vera Mukhina for the 1937 World's Fair in Paris and it has subsequently moved to Moscow. The latter was erected in 1947 in Budapest to commemorate the Soviet liberation of Hungary during WWII. Above the figures the emblem of the Association, two intersecting circles, one is red with yellow sickle and hammer, the other coloured according the Hungarian tricolor, a torch with flame inserted into the intersection.

Designed in socialist-realist style by István Czeglédi (1913–1995) the Hungarian graphic artist.

The Hungarian-Soviet Association was created to propagate communism in Hungary, founded in 1945 and within a few years it became a mass-organization with 1,3 million members.


Price: €1,200.00

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