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Jazzmen is made from a section of posters and advertisements stripped from the rue de Tolbiac in Paris. Villeglé started making works using torn posters in the late 1940s and again in the 1960s. He wanted to emphasise the actions of anonymous passers-by who had torn and stripped the posters, a process that he regarded as a spontaneous art of the street. The title of this work derives from the partially seen guitarists on the left-hand side.

March 2010