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

Jacques Villeglé Saint-Malo, là où tout a commencé..., 2014

Sculpture 13 x 13 x 5.1 inch 1 remaining copy


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Jacques Villeglé, Saint-Malo, là où tout a commencé...
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    Professional art gallery
    Saint-Malo - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Artwork signed in the mold

  • Medium

    Sculpture : bronze

  • Themes

    Political and historical

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 12 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    13 x 13 x 5.1 inch

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  • About the artwork

    En 2014, le Centre Cristel Editeur d'Art a lancé un défi à Jacques Villeglé : rendre par un mot l’élan de ses premières recherches… Dire qu’il y eut un début, et donc une longue route jusqu’à la considération des institutions et du marché… Ainsi naquit le projet de "Saint-Malo, là où tout a commencé...", sculpture patiemment mûrie, dessinée, façonnée. Un bronze original, coulé dans la tradition, mais surtout une oeuvre muséale résumant, à elle seule, son prodigieux parcours… N’y retrouve-t-on pas, savamment agencées, les lettres de l’alphabet sociopolitique qu’il a créé en 1969 ? Pour qui sait y voir, et suivant le voeu même de Jacques Villeglé, une énigme tri-dimensionnelle dans laquelle s’harmonise l’idée du rocher et de la mer, des hommes, des objets, des signes, des symboles.

    Parmi ceux-ci, invitant à de multiples interprétations, le O fléché de la masculinité, le S barré du
    dollar, l’étoile de David, l’équerre des bâtisseurs, le fil à plomb, l’ancre, la croix de Lorraine, l’antique
    croix du Christ, subtilement flanquée des deux fameux fils d’acier, et le M du verbe aimer.

    Bronze original réalisé en 2014. Cachet de la Fonderie d'Art Le Floch.
    Tirage à huit exemplaires numérotés et quatre exemplaires d'artiste.


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Jacques Villeglé

Born in: 1926


Famous artist

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 Raymond 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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