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Raymond Hains (9 November 1926 – 28 October 2005) was a prominent French visual artist and a founder of the Nouveau réalisme movement. In 1960, he signed, along with Arman, François Dufrêne, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Jacques Villeglé and Pierre Restany, the Manifesto of New Realism. In 1997 he was awarded the Kurt Schwitters Prize.
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He studied at the School of fine Art in Rennes and was a founding member of the French Nouveaux Réalistes group. He is known for exhibiting distressed posters, called "décollages," which were found pieces extricated from public locations. He also created photographic works with distorting lenses that he called Hypnagogic Photographs, and sculptural objects.
Artist, Assemblage Artist, Collagist, Installation Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Raymond Hains
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