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Poster - Renault Flins

Renault Flins

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1968 (Designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Atelier Populaire (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • 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:

    In Storage

This poster was made on 9 June 1968 in response to actions by the Compagnie Républicaine de Sécurité (known as C.R.S., the French equivalent of riot police). Three days prior, on 6 June, the CRS occupied the Renault car factory at Flins to prevent the striking workers from taking over the premises. This poster condemns police repression, depicting a CRS officer as a sinister skull.

Physical description

"Renault Flins" unsigned French poster protesting police repression of striking workers at the Flins car factory. Masked skull with a mechanic's wrench between its teeth.

Place of Origin

Paris (Designed and printed)


1968 (Designed and printed)


Atelier Populaire (Maker)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions


ECOLE SUPERIEURE/ DES BEAUX-ARTS/ 17 QUAI MALAQUAIS [difficult to read, may be other spelling]
stamped in lower left


Height: 47.2 cm, Width: 78.1 cm

Descriptive line

"Renault Flins" poster protesting police repression of striking workers by Atelier Populaire, Paris. France, 1968.

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

'Texts and posters by Atelier Populaire: Posters from the Revolution - Paris, May 1968' London: Dobson. 1969.

Production Note

Produced by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.


Paper; Ink



Subjects depicted

Skull; Solidarity; Propaganda; Helmet; Protest


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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