Some 500 silkscreens emblematic of the events of may 1968 have come to be dispersed at Artcurial.
"La chienlit it is him," "Elections-traps for idiots"... Reflections of the excitement that prevailed during the crazy days of may ' 68, these formulas-shocks are still in the memories, half a century later. A birthday celebrated in avant-première on the 13th of march last with the dispersion, at Artcurial, a rare collection that brings together all of the posters outings in may, June 1968 of l'atelier Populaire des Beaux-Arts and Art Deco.
the Fruit of a collective work, born at the end of the fiercest debates in the General Assembly, these striking images illustrate the news day-to-day. Almost always taken in screen printing, small format, put to dry overnight on the clothesline, they were the next day plastered on the walls. Printed on paper recovery, they were fragile, a priori, doomed to a destiny of the ephemeral. Yet they have from the outset attracted some attention, and throughout the whole of Europe.
transactions informal concluded very early on
"as Soon as they appeared, posters, workshops, popular have been recovered by collectors, some of whom did not hesitate to pretend to be broadcasters, volunteers, respite Michel Wlassikoff, author of the book "May' 68, the displays in legacy". Officially, they were not for sale. Unofficially, several transactions have been concluded. For the purposes of the cause or personal needs."Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
a Few months after the end of the movement, the exhibitions had already been held in Stockholm, New York, Brussels, Amsterdam... others were to follow. In 1988, during the twentieth anniversary of the event, Laurent Storch, seduced by the strength of these posters, began his collection. Striving to find all of the best products, eliminating carefully the reissues, he is conducting his research at the second-hand bookshops, antique dealers, and on auction sites online. "Some of me have been surrendered by former CRS who had recovered by the time they have invested in the Beaux-Arts", has fun there.
The poster "The beauty is in the street," representing a young woman, all dressed in red, throwing a pad, was auctioned in 3380 euros.
Collection Storch - Credit Artcurial
on The 13th of march last, the sale of his collection amounted to $ 161 291 euros. 60% of the lots were sold, the highest bid - 3 € 380 - rewarded "beauty is in the street," representing a young woman, all dressed in red, throwing a pad. No doubt the image the more attractive of the collection. Stamped "Montpellier", it is the most well-known posters in the province. "The buyers have preferred the graphic and the drawing to the message an activist," says François Tajan, deputy Chairman of Artcurial.
The famous "cop with the baton strike" awarded to 1040 euros
Among the most famous posters was the development of the cop with the truncheon raised. Designed by Jacques Carelman, the SRC-threatening, the face of an insect, is sheltered behind his shield, where, in some versions, the acronym "SS". Estimated to be between 300 and 600 euros, it was sold for a total of 1,040 euros at the Artcurial sale on 13 march.
Established in June 1968, the motif of the "Return to normal" - a herd of rams, walking towards the left of the image, is resumed, not without some bitterness, the titles of the press welcoming the end of the strikes and the shortness of the movement. Estimated to be between 400 and 800 euros a copy of this poster, in colours of green, has obtained 910 euros.
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at the End of June 1968, groups, leftists are dissolved, and the police occupied the Beaux-Arts. The workshop moved into the premises of the PSU, where is created a final poster, titled "The font is displayed at the Beaux-Arts. The Fine Arts display in the street." In the center was a head of CRS distorted, a brush between the teeth. One of these posters has been sold for a total of 1,040 euros. The anonymity of the creators have been lifted, we now know that its designer was Gérard Fromanger, one of the founders of the Atelier des Beaux-Arts.
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The poster "The font is displayed at the Beaux-Arts. The Fine Arts display in the street" has been sold for a total of 1,040 euros at the Artcurial sale on march 13, 2018.
Collection Storch - Credit Artcurial