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[BRUCE ELWELL] Situationist International. Post Mortem Ante Facto. New York: Situationist International, Jan. 1969. Broadside. 44cm x 57cm; Printed offset in black on white uncoated lithograhic paper; text in two columns beneath headline in Gothic type.

Issued January 10, 1969 as a “supplement” to the first issue of the American journal Situationist International, the imminent publication of which it announces. Possibly the first official pronouncement of the American Situationists following their admission to the SI in December, 1968.

The broadside actually pre-dates publication of the first journal issue by some six months; and though earlier materials by the same core group of authors (primarily Robert Chasse) were published in 1967-8, these were issued prior to the admission of the American Section, all under the imprint of “The Council for the Liberation of Daily Life.”

The current broadside is rare; the text is available via a number of internet sites, but we find no cataloged examples of the physical broadside in OCLC or museum collections

High-resolution pictures available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/situationnisteblog/

Online text available at http://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/si/postmortem.html

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