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Vermine Fasciste. Action Civique; Fascist Vermin. Civic Action

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    paris, France (Designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1968 (Designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Atelier Populaire (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • 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:

    E.132-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf 4

  • Image unavailable

The Gaullist government formed the CDR (Committee for the Defence of the Republic) in the Summer of 1968. Part of its activites involved appealing the public to serve as political informants. This poster equates the government's calls for "civic action" with underhanded, Fascist tactics. The government and its policies are embodied as an overgrown rat.

Physical description

Image of a rat.

Place of Origin

paris, France (Designed and printed)

Date

1968 (Designed and printed)

Artist/maker

Atelier Populaire (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

VERMINE FASCISTE/ action civique

Dimensions

Height: 89.5 cm, Width: 55.8 cm

Descriptive line

"Vermine Fasciste. Action Civique." student protest poster published by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. France, 1968.

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

'Prop Art' by Gary Yanker. New York: Darien House. 1972. plate 604, page 158.
Variant with 'action civique' written across rat's body/ 'VERMINE FASCISTE' across lower margin
'Texts and Posters by Atelier Populaire: Posters from the Revolution - Paris, May 1968.
plate 71 in introductory notes; page 7 - same variant graphic as featured in 'Prop Art'.

Production Note

produced by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

France; Propaganda; Politics; Protest; Rat; Fascism

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O102083
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