Jacques Villeglé. bleu O noir. 1955

Jacques Villeglé bleu O noir 1955

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Villeglé found his materials in his aimless strolls through the city of Paris, in peeling accretions of fliers, advertisements, and graffiti. Often friezes of scattered layers of torn and shredded paper, the artist’sdécollages (from the French word décoller, to unglue or take off) are collaborations after the fact with the city dwellers who subjected the material to anonymous defacement.

Gallery label from On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, November 21, 2010-February 7, 2011.
Additional text

On aimless strolls through Paris, Villeglé collected peeling accretions of fliers, advertisements, and graffiti. The artist saw these friezes of scattered layers of torn and shredded paper—called décollages (from the French word décoller, to unglue or take off)—as collaboration with the city dwellers who had subjected these materials to anonymous defacement.

Gallery label from 2011.
Medium
Torn-and-pasted paper on canvas
Dimensions
12 x 20 7/8" (30.5 x 53 cm)
Credit
General Drawings Fund
Object number
126.2000
Copyright
© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Drawings and Prints

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