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Poster - Mai 68 Début d'une lutte prolongée
  • Mai 68 Début d'une lutte prolongée
    Atelier Populaire
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Mai 68 Début d'une lutte prolongée

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1968 (Designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Atelier Populaire (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

The message of this poster, produced at the height of political and social unrest in Paris of 1968, is that those involved are committed for the duration.The bold, simple graphic of a factory building proclaims a link between the protesting art students and the striking workers with whom the students sympathise.

Physical description

Abstracted geomertic image of a factory, symbol of a united French work force. "Mai 68" printed below the factory's triangular rooftops. Three lines of text across lower margins.

Place of Origin

Paris (Designed and printed)


1968 (Designed and printed)


Atelier Populaire (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

MAI 68



Height: 65.2 cm, Width: 49.9 cm

Descriptive line

Mai 68 Début d'une lutte prolongée (May '68 the Beginning of a protracted struggle). France, 1968.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

'Texts and posters by Atelier Populaire: Posters from the Revolution - Paris, May 1968' by Atelier Populaire. London: Dobson, 1969.
'Graphic Agitation' by Liz McQuiston. London: Phaidon. 1993


Paper; Ink


Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Propaganda; Politics; Protest; Factory


Propaganda; Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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