Avignon: Living Theatre, c. 1968. (31 ¼ x 25 ½ in.) Screenprint on paper. A.P Avignon Stamp in Blue. Good condition with wear to the edges as well as printing mistake on the bottom line when someone’s hand must have brushed the still drying ink. Creasing in the middle of the paper, due to folding during storage, is also moderate, and a small open tear has developed in the center of one crease. Item #POS192
This poster declares the solidarity of The Living Theatre with the 1968 student uprising in France, and the decision to leave a festival in France they had traveled to. A translation of their words into English is as follows:
"We are leaving the festival because the time has come for us finally to begin to refuse to serve those who want the knowledge and power of art to belong only to those who can pay, those who wish to keep the people in the dark, who work so that the power is kept by the elites, who wish to control the life of the artist and that of other men…For us also the struggle continues. "