Size: 19.25 x 12.5 inches (approx.)
About this poster: The volatile period of civil unrest in France during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France. The unrest began with a series of student occupation protests against capitalism, consumerism, American imperialism, and traditional institutions, values, and order.
At the height of its enthusiasm, it brought the entire economy of France to a virtual halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution; the national government itself momentarily ceased to function after President Charles de Gaulle secretly left France for a few hours. The protests spurred an artistic movement, with songs, imaginative graffiti, posters, and slogans.
This poster is part of a collection printed on June 27 1968 by Tchou to commemorate and memorialize the best protest posters. It is in immaculate condition and ready to frame. Rare.