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Carrefour Politique / Villegle, Jacques ; Hains R ; Dufrene F ; Rotella M., 1997

Identifier: CC-35853-37614

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Scope and Contents

Villegle describes his philosophy and technique of first using posters during the post war years from the walls of Paris. He writes that "instead of attending an art school or going to the Louvre to study the riddles that masterpieces sometimes reveal, instead of meditation in the closed world of the traditional painter's studio, I would go out and come across the unexpected surprise, the plastic adventure awaiting me at a street corner...I was attracted to the mural imagery of advertising and propaganda and tore it down only when it could escape from the aggression of politics and finance, when the entangled and curtailed representations had been abruptly metamorphosed, when the rallying cries and slogans, cut short or not, were superimposed in a typographical landscape. Then, diverted from its peremptory, manipulative and utilitarian purpose, imagery and its comments would lead to other games and puns, to poetic illegibility at the crossroads of words." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1997



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (144 pages) in dust jacket) : illustrations (mostly color) ; 30.5 x 24 x 2 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Paris, France : Editions Vers les Arts. Nationality of creator: French. General: Added by: RED; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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