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Jacques Villeglé

Born in: 1926

France

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Jacques Villeglé, (Jacques Mahé de la Villegle) was born in Quimper on March 27, 1926. He is a French painter and visual artist and a founding member of the New Realists. He is considered to be the most prominent affichiste.

In the early ‘50s, Villeglé calls himself an "affichiste" and starts talking about the “guerrilla of signs". He keeps "the journal of the street world ". He collects, keeps track and shows his ripped posters, a "reflection of the dominant culture". He wants to create a popular body of work and provide a trace of the life of an era (its political, social and cultural context).

From December 1949, with artist Hains, Villeglé collects pieces of posters, and their first poster, "Ach Alma Manétro", is a joint work. The selective work of the artist has been shown in more than 140 personal exhibitions in Europe and America since 1957. In 1958, Villeglé writes a piece about lacerated posters entitled "Collective Realities". It is the prefiguration of the New Realism manifesto. In 1959 he creates Lacéré anonyme. Staring in 1969, he imagines a "socio-political alphabet” as a tribute to Serge Tchakhotine.

In 2007, the artist starts making sculptures using traditional techniques (bronze, glass) as well as industrial techniques (Corten steel, polished stainless steel, cast iron).

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Jacques Villeglé, Brel/Bardot, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Brel/Bardot, 2016
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,716

Jacques Villeglé, Molitor, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Molitor, 2014
20.9 x 29.1 inch
Print

$1,949

Jacques Villeglé, Figure "Tuileries 2010", Print

Jacques Villeglé

Figure "Tuileries 2010", 2014
12.6 x 15.7 inch
Print

$368

Jacques Villeglé, Saint-Malo, là où tout a commencé..., Sculpture

Jacques Villeglé

Saint-Malo, là où tout a commencé..., 2014
13 x 13 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$26,961

Jacques Villeglé, L'européanisation du pop, Sculpture

Jacques Villeglé

L'européanisation du pop, 2017
15.7 x 8.1 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,412

Jacques Villeglé, Coffret Figure, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Coffret Figure, 2014
10.8 x 13.6 inch
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$3,309

Jacques Villeglé, 50 rue Turbigo, Print

Jacques Villeglé

50 rue Turbigo, 2014
37 x 30.7 inch
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$1,471

Jacques Villeglé, 50 rue Turbigo, Print

Jacques Villeglé

50 rue Turbigo, 2014
37 x 30.7 inch
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$1,471

Jacques Villeglé, 1969- aquagravure N°2 de Jacques Villeglé, Print

Jacques Villeglé

1969- aquagravure N°2 de Jacques Villeglé, 2016
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
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$1,716

Jacques Villeglé, La Spirale Singulière, Print

Jacques Villeglé

La Spirale Singulière, 2013
29.5 x 29.5 inch
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$613

Jacques Villeglé, La rue de Gravilliers, Print

Jacques Villeglé

La rue de Gravilliers, 2013
31.5 x 23.2 inch
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$1,103

Jacques Villeglé, L'hypermnésie créatrice, Print

Jacques Villeglé

L'hypermnésie créatrice, 2005
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

$337

Jacques Villeglé, Hommage au Tour de France, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Hommage au Tour de France, 2013
22.4 x 17.7 inch
Print

$846

Jacques Villeglé, 10e prix Jacques-Goddet, Print

Jacques Villeglé

10e prix Jacques-Goddet, 2014
22.4 x 17.3 inch
Print

$723

Jacques Villeglé, Saint-Malo. Là où tout a commencé..., Print

Jacques Villeglé

Saint-Malo. Là où tout a commencé..., 2014
17.7 x 12.2 inch
Print

$846

Jacques Villeglé, Star, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Star, 2008
19.7 x 27.6 inch
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$600

Jacques Villeglé, Démiurge et artiste, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Démiurge et artiste, 2014
7.9 x 5.5 inch
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$116

Jacques Villeglé, 1er Prix Denis Lalanne, Print

Jacques Villeglé

1er Prix Denis Lalanne, 2012
17.7 x 12.2 inch
Print

$600

Jacques Villeglé, Sans titre, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Sans titre, 2012
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$368

Jacques Villeglé, Sans titre, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Sans titre, 2014
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$490

Jacques Villeglé, La Mauvaise Réputation, Print

Jacques Villeglé

La Mauvaise Réputation, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$490

Jacques Villeglé, Paris - aquagravure N°1 de Jacques Villeglé, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Paris - aquagravure N°1 de Jacques Villeglé, 2016
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
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Jacques Villeglé, Carré magique, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Carré magique, 2003
29.9 x 22 inch
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Galeries Va & Vient Paris

Figure - Street art book
From November, 15 To January, 31 2015
Paris - France

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