Mai 68, 'La Police S'Affiche Aux Beaux Arts Les Beaux Arts Affichent Dans La Rue', Screenprint, 1968

'La Police S'Affiche Aux Beaux Arts Les Beaux Arts Affichent Dans La Rue', Screenprint, 1968

£1,750.00

Translation: 'The police post themselves at the School of Fine Arts - the Fine Arts students poster the streets'.

Printed in red ink. Bearing the stamp of the 'Atelier Populaire'.

"We feared a police bust at the Atelier Populaire, and they did finally come on June 27 and shut down the atelier. There was no resistence; we took our paper, our paint, and our press with us and walked out. The police had expected to seize a big printing press; they didn't realise that we had carried out our tools for poster making with us! The poster entitled 'La Police S'affiche aux Beaux Arts, Les Beaux Arts affichent dans la rue' was the immediate riposte of the Atelier Populaire and represented its continuing resistence" - Philippe Vermès, as quoted in 'Beauty is in the Street'

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Paper Size 75 x 63.5 cm
Reference 'Beauty is in the Street: A Visual Record of the May '68 Paris Uprising', Ed. Kugelberg & Vermes, p.90 and p. 194 (cat. no. 85); '500 Affiches de Mai 68', Gasquet, p.32

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