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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. He is a member of the Nouveau Réalisme art group (1960–1970). His work has primarily focused on the anonymous and on the marginal remains of civilization.
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Studied sculpture and architecture from 1947-1949. He abandoned his studies and moved to Paris in 1949 where he associated with radical intellectuals including Guy Debord. From 1947-1957 he worked with Raymond Hains on photographic processes and typography. From 1949 he and Hains began working with torn commercial posters, which they would fix into formal artworks. In 1960 they joined the Nouveaux Réalistes group. He, Hains, Fran%05cois Dufrêne, and Mimmo Rotella are often referred to collectively as the "Affichistes."
Artist, Collagist, Painter, Sculptor
Jacques Mahé de La Villeglé, Villeglé, Jacques Villegle, Jacques Mahé De La Villeglé, Jacques Mahé de la Villeglé, Jacques de La Villeglé, Jacques De La Villeglé, Villegle, Jacques de la Villeglé
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