Paris ‘68 - Just Riot
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70 x 60cm on 320gsm Fedrigoni Paper
These are all 1/1 prints that are attacked with stencil spray paint and freehand tags using KRINK , POSCA and various drippy Ink mops. Each one is an unique piece made by Pure Evil.
In May 1968, a student revolt began in a suburb of Paris and was soon joined by a general strike eventually involving some 10 million workers. During much of May 1968, Paris was engulfed in the worst rioting since the Popular Front era of the 1930s, and the rest of France was at a standstill. So serious was the revolt that in late May the French president, Charles de Gaulle, met secretly in Baden-Baden, West Germany, with General Jacques Massu, commander of the French occupation forces, to ensure Massu’s support in the event that his troops were needed to retake Paris from the revolutionaries.