WANDREY, Uwe. Eiffe for President / Fruhling fur Europa: Surrealismen zum Mai 68.

(Hamburg): Quer-Verlag, 1968.  First edition.  Oblong 16mo.  74 pages plus four black and white photographic plates.  Scarce volume published to raise funds for Peter-Ernst Eiffe who was arrested and taken to a psychiatric hospital after driving his car with the slogan “Freie Eiffe-Republik” (Free Eiffe Republic) into the main hall of the Hamburg central station.  Eiffe considered to be the first German graffiti artist, he became famous In Hamburg, during the German student movement of May, 1968, for scrawling and scribbling all over the city, using mailboxes, billboards, traffic signs and subway stations and leaving whenever possible his business card.  His life and work was the subject of a documentary film Eiffe for president, alle Ampeln auf gelb.  The volume details many of Eiffe’s anarchist and nonsensical sayings (he was an advocate of the subversive power of the joke and explained his theories at student assemblies during the upheavels).  A fine copy in stapled cardboard covers with title label and photographic images of Eiffe pasted to front board. 


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