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Poster - Vermine Fasciste. Action Civique
  • Vermine Fasciste. Action Civique
    Atelier Populaire
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Vermine Fasciste. Action Civique

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (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:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

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 (Designed and printed)


1968 (Designed and printed)


Atelier Populaire (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

VERMINE FASCISTE/ action civique


Height: 900 mm Sheet, Width: 560 mm Sheet

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

Production Note

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


Paper; Ink



Subjects depicted

Fascism; Protest; Rat; Politics; Propaganda


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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