Les Enfants de Mai, May ‘68 children’s art.

Paris: Hall d’exposition de La Ligue de l’enseignement, 1968. Offset to recto and verso. 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. Very good. Item #5686

Flyer advertising exhibition of May 68 student and worker uprising paintings, drawings, signs, and ephemera, created by children at the liberated kindergarten and nursery schools on Paul Dubois, Temple Square, and Marais.

Held in July-August 1968, only months after the unrest and demonstrations had ended, this exhibition explores the work created by children and teens during the occupations of various buildings and schools. Embracing the free-thinking and uninhibited creativity of children, the works created and the methods in which they approached art making inspired the adults looking after them, urging adults to join in the struggle and shed their capitalistic, authoritarian mindsets, and embrace the freedom and creativity of young people through painting and drawing for the possibility of liberation. The verso is illustrated with a reproduction of one of the paintings in the exhibition.

A document of children’s art, radical pedagogy, and free creativity in the aftermath of Mai 68.

Price: $350.00