Jacques Mahé de la Villeglé decollage on pegboard - Signed and Numbered

61 cm
82 cm
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A man that has kept his eyes on the walls of Paris since 1949, constantly searching for interesting posters he can use, Jacques Villegle is a French mixed-media artist that is known for his mastery of the decollage technique. This method is an opposite to the concept of collage – instead of an illustration being built up from parts of different images, it is created by cutting, tearing away or otherwise removing pieces of images that have been stacked upon each other. He is also responsible for the development of a special kind of alphabet consisted of symbolic letters and is a successful affichiste (the French word for a poster artist or poster designer). All in all, Jacques Villegle is one of the most versatile and unique artists of the 20th century.