Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 281
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400


Pas De Rectangle Blanc.
Offset lithograph poster. 597x807 mm, 23½x31¾ inches. 1968.

Throughout the civil unrest and widespread strikes that occurred in France in May, 1968, the state-controlled television, O.R.T.F. (Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française) censored stories about the insurrection, which were not allowed to be broadcast. As the other unions moved to strike, so too did the employees of the O.R.T.F. Effel's poster shows the censor's "white rectangle" over the mouth of Marianne with the slogan, "No white rectangles for an adult population! Independence and autonomy for the O.R.T.F."