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Jacques Villeglé. Alphabet(s)

45 min visit

Galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois
5 Mar → 10 Apr 2021
From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm. Closed Sunday.

« The walls of the Vallois gallery are covered with strange writings... Don't miss this ephemeral artistic vandalism of a great man! »

It was in 1969, in a corridor of the République metro that it all began... Jacques Villeglé saw a graffiti where the name Nixon appeared. The former president of the United States was passing through the capital at the same time. The particular writing of this tag catches the artist's attention: the N is composed of 3 arrows, which represent the former socialist party; the I is drawn as a Lorraine cross; a swastika acts as the X; and a Celtic cross inserted in the circle of the Young Nation movement is drawn for the O. Nicknamed "the father of graffiti artists", Jacques Villeglé is a pioneer in the field. His socio-political alphabets are transformed into graphic works in their own right! Find unpublished works painted on the walls of the Vallois gallery! This exhibition is the eleventh, and penultimate, of Jacques Villeglé. It marks the imminent end of a collaboration between him and the 22-year-old Vallois couple. The gallery will thus have presented the twelve themes presented in its Catalogue Raisonné. Jacques Villeglé, the historical graffiti artist and ad-hoc artist signs his upcoming farewell!


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