404 ANDRE CITROEN S.A.
FRANCE : PARIS. Action de F3.500, unissued.
brown, green, black. # 1830000. Decorated with
the Citroen badge and a typical French country
road, lined with poplar trees. Underprint of the
405 ANTENNE 1 - TELEVISION PIRATE
: PARIS. Action de F100.
multicolour. # 1000. No 997. Share of the S.A.
de Tlvision Pirate. Designed and signed by
(pseudonym of Christian
Chapiron) as "Conseiller de la Propagande".
Printed by silk-screen on marbled rhodoid
plastic film. The company was formed to
broadcast television programmes to the centre
and eastern suburbs of Paris, from March 1983 ;
the programmes were to consist of black
humour, rock and roll, pornography, etc.
Permission was refused by the Ministry of
Communications, on the grounds that such
programmes should be sent on a cable network ;
this was unacceptable to the company, on
grounds of cost. However, one night in July, the
company sent out programmes, from a house in
the poor 18th arrondissement, in the north of the
city. Within a couple of hours the police arrived
and shut down the station. Picasso (or
Chapiron) is a well-known artist of the avant-
garde school. He was born in Nice in 1956. His
works, always brightly-coloured and striking,
have been exhibited in many leading galleries
of modern art around the world. He often used
Frank/Auschwitz, anti-Jewish sentiments (in a
gift to a museum in Iraq), the Soviet invasion in
Afghanistan, etc. A legal action to stop him
using the name Picasso failed, partly because
Paloma Picasso was using the name to advertise
cosmetics and toothpaste.
1 March 1983
406 APPLICATIONS INDUSTRIELLES DU
BOIS S.A. (6 types)
FRANCE : PARIS. 1. 6% Bon F500, 1918,
Blue, brown & black. 2. Action F100, 1918,
green, brown, buff. 3. same, issue 1919. 4. 6%
Obl. F500, 1919, green. 5. Action ord. F100,
1923, blue. 6. Part Bn., 1923, brown. Very
decorative with architectural border,