La Spirale Particulière

La Spirale Particulière - Jacques Villeglé

La Spirale Singulière is one the rare sculptures Jacques Villeglé made in an edition of eight. With a different color chosen by the artist for each edition, each piece is a unique creation.

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The originality of this “spiral” comes from the first name the artist gave this imaginary swirl: LILITH. Adam’s wife in the Jewish tradition, she was born before Eve and gave birth to giants, demons, and satyrs while being described as a demonic figure, a succubus of sort. Unleashing his imagination, Jacques Villeglé plays with other women’s names with double “L” like Lilith, therefore giving successors to this legendary figure.

La Spirale Singulière

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Villeglé (Jacques)

Jacques Villeglé was born in Quimper in 1926. In 1947 in Saint-Malo, he started a collection of found objects: steel wires, waste from the Atlantic wall… in December 1949, he limits his appropriative behavior to lacerated posters. In June 1953, the “Hepérile Eclaté” phonetic poem by Camille Bryen was published, and was made illegible through the weft of glass spray of his intellectual partner Raymond Hains. On the 27th of October 1960, Arman, Klein, Raysse, Tinguely, Hains, Dufrêne, Spoerri and Villeglé sign the constitutive declaration of New Realism, that promulgates “new perceptive approaches of reality” and is anchored in a non-technical art, close to what we find in the street. He takes posters that were lacerated by time or anonymous hands on reserved or wild places, seeing in a blink the part within them that constitutes a natural art piece. Thus, he changes their status. With socio-politic cryptograms and wall graffiti he uses to create an alphabet and texts. These three original silkscreens, taken from his “socio-political alphabet” were printed at Jean Villevieille’s workshop. They are signed and numbered by the artist.

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