226 Beijing 1989

After the leaders of the bloody Cultural Revolution were neutralized, China was repeatedly the scene of movements for democratic freedoms and fairly brutally repression. The death of former party chairman Hu Yaobang (1915-1989), who had advocated democratic reforms, gave rise to demonstrations on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, which lasted for weeks, until the army ended them. Shortly before, the demonstrators had erected a statue of the ‘goddess of democracy’ on the square, of which miniature replicas were produced.

Small copy of the ‘Goddess of Democracy’

Small copy of the ‘Goddess of Democracy’
Hong Kong, 1990s
Object, 25 x 8.5 x 8.5

Date: 
1989
Number: 
226

Location

Tiananmen Square
Beijing
China