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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 1976, the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to Hains’ work was organized by Daniel Abadie at the National Center of Art and Culture (C.N.A.C.) in Paris. Hains named the show, which was the last one to be displayed at the C.N.A.C., La Chasse au C.N.A.C. (Hunt at the C.N.A.C). For it, Daniel Spoerri organized a dinner entitled La faim au C.N.A.C. (Hunger at the C.N.A.C.). In 1997 Hains was awarded the Kurt Schwitters Prize. In 2017, Hains was selected as an artist for the main exhibition of the 57th Venice Biennale. In 2001, the Centre Georges Pompidou devoted a retrospective exhibition to Raymond Hains in Paris called La tentative (The Endeavour). Galerie Max Hetzler has been working with the estate of Hains, led by Thomas Hains, since 2014.
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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, Designer, Assemblage Artist, Collagist, Installation Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Raymond Hains, Raymond Hayns
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