$79 - SOLD
This color ceramics statue depicts Lin Biao and Madam Mao, standing together, each holding a red book, wearing identical Cultural Revolution uniform and wearing a red arm band that states “Red Guard”. Lin Biao was considered Mao's closest comrade until late 1960, after which he was called by Mao as a Communist Traitor. Upon his worsened relationship with Mao, Lin Biao knew his days were up and knew that Mao would capture him and throw him in jail like the rest of the Communist leaders whose opinion deviated from Mao. Allegedly, he planned an escape by flying his entire family and close friends via a private jet to Russia, which resulted a fatal plane crash while en route. It was never known to people whether his plane was shot down by Mao’s Liberation Army Air force or it was a pure mechanical malfunction that ended Lin and his family’s life. Since Lin’s death, his image, and phrases were banned from all public media. This sculpture, depicting Lin Biao and Madam Mao together, has long been banned in China, since the late 1960’s.