L'œuvre ABC - Centre Pompidou



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Jacques Villeglé (1926 - )


04 mars 1959

Affiches lacérées marouflées sur toile

150,4 x 188,7 cm

Inscriptions :S.D.B.DR. : VILLEGLE/59

Achat de l'Etat, 1970 ; attribution au Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, 2008

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 2009-488

Description for the presentation 2010 in the National Museum of Modern Art

In 1949, Jacques Villeglé and Raymond Hains collected their first torn posters from the Paris streets. In 1959, Villeglé showed the torn poster ABC at the first Paris Biennale. Faithful to the gesture of appropriation of the ‘Lacéré anonyme,’ the work of ‘the generality of lacerators, rippers and ... poster collectors,’ the artist then turned to the décollage of posters, which, for Pierre Restany, ‘affirms the primacy of discovery over creation, of beauty found over beauty created.’ A masterly composition dominated by red, ABC is typical of many works that introduce language into art: the f...

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