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[May 1968 Paris Uprising]
Pom Pom La Chienlit
[Paris}: np, [1968]. 55 x 43cm. Image of a silhouetted, grinning male figure with an enlarged nose reading "Pom Pom La Chielit" which loosely translates to "Pom Pom the Shitty Mess". The nickname "Pom Pom" refers to Georges Pompidou the then Prime Minister and top aid to President Charles de Gaulle. The term "chienlit" was brought to notoriety by de Gaulle in an angry speech during the student protests when he used the vernacular term as a scatological pun "La reforme oui, la che-en-lit non" meaning "Reform yes, but chaos no." Subsequently the students reused the expression on leaflets and posters where silhouettes of political leaders were accompanied by confrontational slogans.
Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA [United States]
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