L'Opposition Artistique. Series 1, No. 1 (June 1964) through No. 6/7 (June-September 1967), followed by Series 2, No. 1 (December 1967/February 1968).

All but the final issue of the review of the socio-experimental art movement, founded and edited by Suzanne Bernard, Jean Rollin, and Claude Laloum, with Maoist tendencies especially in later issues, issues ranging from 2 to 16 pp. each, the journal covering topics including the organization of a cultural and artistic opposition front in France, the Vietnam War, film, the avant-garde, theater, the cultural revolution in China, art in Cuba, Picasso's Guernica, and other socially and politically relevant topics. Scattered illustrations from photographs and drawings, including some cartoons by Siné. Nos. 1 and 2 tabloid, other issues large 4to. Original self-wrpps., some minor browning and edgewear, issue no. 2 with a tear along spine fold, issue no. 3 with last page separated but present. Paris, 1964-1968.

The front page of No. 4 contains a manifesto and call to action: "L'opposition artistique est née d'un rapprochement d'artistes conscients de la nécessité d'une action collective directe contre toutes les forces réactionnaires qui conditionnent les modalités sociales économiques et idéologiques de la production artistique et de sa consommation. Ils s'insurgent contre les contradictions d'un art de classe. Ils veulent élaborer une politique d'action capable de contrer le joug intolérable du marché mondial de l'art-profit...L'opposition artistique sait que partout dans le monde capitaliste d'innombrables artistes prennet conscience de la nécessité d'engager le combat. LE MOMENT EST VENU DE STRUCTURER CES OPPOSITIONS. Unissons nos forces pour un front international d'opposition artistique et culturelle."Very scarce; as of April 2019, WorldCat locates only two holdings in North American institutions, both of which are incomplete. Book ID: 49059

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