Yes (mini), 2008

Jacques Villeglé

Sculpture : Corten steel 9.1 x 16.7 x 3 inch

$7,753

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"Yes", 2008, incredible sculpture in Corten steel forming a talking clock (!) with the voices of Ben, Jacques Charlier, Robert Combas, Wim Delvoye, Odile Felgine, Bernard Heidsieck, Joël Hubaut, François Janicot, Orlan, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux , François Morellet, Sophie Le Tanneur de Rancourt, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Bernar Venet and Marc Verstockt, signed, dated and justified [27/90] on a label on the reverse, with 30-minute DVD and interviews of Jacques Villeglé by the artists previously named who ask the questions in their respective workshops. The clock works but the voices are of poor quality, the DVD is there to compensate. Edition numbered 27/90 and signed by the artist on a label glued below (see photo).
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Medium
Sculpture: Corten steel
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9.1 x 16.7 x 3 inch
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The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors
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Numbered and limited to 90 copies
1 copy available
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Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
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Hand-signed by artist
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Jacques Villeglé

Jacques Villeglé

France • Born in: 1926

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Jacques Villeglé, (Jacques Mahé de la Villegle) was born in Quimper on March 27, 1926. He was 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 called himself an "affichiste" and starts talking about the “guerrilla of signs". He kept "the journal of the street world ". He collected, kept track and showed his ripped posters, a "reflection of the dominant culture". He wanted 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 collected pieces of posters, and their first poster, "Ach Alma Manétro", was 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 wrote a piece about lacerated posters entitled "Collective Realities". It is the prefiguration of the New Realism manifesto. In 1959 he created Lacéré anonyme. Staring in 1969, he imagined a "socio-political alphabet" as a tribute to Serge Tchakhotine.

In 2007, the artist started making sculptures using traditional techniques (bronze, glass) as well as industrial techniques (Corten steel, polished stainless steel, cast iron). He passed away in 2022.

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