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

  • Object:

    Poster

  • 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:

    E.132-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Temporary Exhibition, room 39, case W_3.08

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)

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: 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.

Production Note

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

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

France; Protest; Politics; Propaganda; Fascism; Rat

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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