Jacques Mahé de la Villeglé

born 1926

Jacques Mahé de la Villeglé, ‘Jazzmen’ 1961
Jazzmen 1961
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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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Nouveau réalisme

Nouveau réalisme was a French movement which can be seen as a European counterpart to pop art

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