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Jacques Villeglé

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Nationality  French
Role  Artist
Name  Jacques Villegle
Movement  New Realism
Known for  Lettrism

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Full Name  Jacques Villegle
Born  27 March 1926 (age 87)Quimper
Artwork  Gentilly-Claudel - March 1991, Barcelone
Periods  Ultra-Lettrist, Nouveau realisme

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Jacques Villeglé, born Jacques Mahé de la Villeglé (born 27 March 1926, Quimper, Brittany) is a French mixed-media artist and affichiste famous for his alphabet with symbolic letters and decollage with ripped or lacerated posters.


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He is a member of the Nouveau Réalisme art group (1960–1970).

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His work has primarily focused on the anonymous and on the marginal remains of civilization.

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Villeglé first started producing art in 1947 in Saint-Malo by collecting found objects (steel wires, bricks from Saint-Malo's Atlantic retaining wall). In December 1949, he concentrated his work on ripped advertising posters from the street. Working with fellow artist Raymond Hains, Villeglé began to use collage and found/ripped posters from street advertisements in creating Ultra-Lettrist psychogeographical hypergraphics in the 1950s, and in June 1953, he published Hepérile Éclaté, a phonetic poem by Camille Bryen, which was made unreadable when read through strips of grooved glass made by Hains.


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He builds posters in which one has been placed over another or others, and the top poster or posters have been ripped, revealing to a greater or lesser degree the poster or posters underneath.


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In February 1954, Villeglé and Hains met the Lettrism poet François Dufrêne, and this latter introduced them to Yves Klein, Pierre Restany and Jean Tinguely.

Nouveau réalisme

In 1958, Villeglé published an overview of his work on ripped posters, Des Réalités collectives, which is to a certain degree a prefiguration of the manifesto of the New Realism group (1960) which he joined at its inception.


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