H: 17.4" L: 12.6" W: 3.5"
Born in 1926 in Quimper, France, Jacques Villeglé is a French artist, and one of the founding members of the New Realism group. Precursor of street art, the work of the artist has evolved over time. Jacques Villeglé ended up working exclusively on the principal of lacerated posters, “by taking the poster, I take history” - JV. His work consists of letting beauty hidden by the thickness of paper, torn or damaged with time, emerge from urban chaos. Star’arts, signed by Jacques Villeglé and created in 2011 in collaboration with Daum, is a piece of work representing the profile of the artist in crystal, adorned with socio-political symbols. To stay true to the artistic spirit of the artist, Daum used for the first time, crystal that had already been melted. This conferred an aspect of a thousand and one facets, and a unique play of light to the piece. A master of giving objects a second life, Jacques Villeglé conveys his art in constant motion and crystallizes it with the Manufacturer to bear an eternal message. Signed by Jacques Villeglé, LOVE is a work of art full of symbols that inaugurates the art season at Daum. In four letters, the artist plunges us into his vibrant atmosphere of street art, and imagines a dynamic interpretation of the themes of love, culture and politics. This magnificent work invites us to discover symbols steeped in history such as the Cross of Lorraine, the Euro sign or even a heart pierced by an arrow. All these symbols coexist in a crossing of tradition and modernity, and an encounter between know-how and street-art.