May 68 is fifty years old and the house Artcurial is selling today an exceptional private collection of posters of these days overflowing with imagination.
But what's left of May 68?
The sale Mai ’68 en 500 affiches (May ’68 in 500 posters) marks the 50th anniversary this year of the historical turning point of May ’68, the civil unrest that began with student protests at Paris universities and carried through to nationwide worker strikes and the dissolution of the French National Assembly. The 500 lots comprise posters made between May and June 1968, many designed and printed by art students in the movement, were collected by the media producer Laurent Storch.
The Laurent Storch collection invites us to discover or rediscover the history of this incredible popular movement. This unique collection, sold by Artcurial, brings together an exceptional collection of 500 posters.
The offerings range from a poster with a fist and face that reads “Le poing de non-retour” (a play on 'the point of no return', as poing means fist; est €50-€100,) to a set of four posters by the Danish artist Asger Jorn (est €4,000-€8,000).