1965. Altogether 15 issues, ranging between 12-45 pp., of the official mouthpiece of the anarchic countercultural Provo movement in the Netherlands, including contributions from Roel Van Duyn, Olaf Stoop, and Ab Pruis among others, the journal was used to promote and incite action for social change, heavily illustrated throughout with political cartoons and images from photographs. Nos. 1-12: Tall small 4to. Wrpps., covers slightly rubbed and chipped. Nos. 13-15: Tall folio. Self-wrpps., folded into quarters, folds age-darkened, some small tears along folds. Amsterdam (1965-1967). Provo was known for their happenings, which were designed to attract police intervention, thereby inciting revolt. The group, heavily influenced by performance artist Robert Jasper Grootveld and the philosophy student Roel Van Duyn, promoted numerous schemes for the betterment of society, one of the more famous being the White Bicycle Plan that strove to replace cars in the city center with free bicycles. The groups also disturbed Princess Beatrix's wedding with a smoke bomb in protest to her fiancé's membership to a Nazi youth group, and demonstrated against the Vietnam war. When the movement began to be accepted by mainstream culture, signified in 1967 with the election of a Provo representative, it was disbanded and a funeral was held to mark the occasion. (Inventory #: 44387)
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