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RAYMOND HAINS

French (1926 - 2005)

BIOGRAPHY

was a founder of the Nouveau Réalisme movement in the early 1960s. Anything but a realist in the conventional sense, he was an affichiste, creating vibrant, provocative collages from layers of torn posters. Although less celebrated than his comrade Yves Klein, he anticipated the appropriation of mass media by Pop artists in Britain and America, and exhibited with such international figures as Christo, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.

Raymond Hains (1926-2005) is widely regarded as one of the most important French artists of the second half of the twentieth century. Along the experimental work on photography and film that he first developed in the 40’s and 50’s, Hains is well-known for his affiches lacérées: from 1949, with fellow artist Jacques Villeglé, they started to use found torn posters from the streets in creating hypergraphics and ready-made "paintings". This neo-Dadaist spirit would inform the rest of his career. Often associated with the Nouveau Réalisme (1960), Raymond Hains opened the way to a singular vision of art: he initiated a vocabulary based on literature, philosophy and esotericism, towards linguistic speculations. He constantly created new forms (from the Palissades starting in 1959 to the Sidewalk Sculptures and the Macintoshages - computer-based manipulations from the 90's) through all the poetic, playful and visual possibilities of the language.
 

WORKS IN THE GALLERY

ARMEE, 1973

Affiche, framed

Noeud borroméen, selon Lacan, 2005

Neon tubes, metal

140 x 120 cm

FOLLEMENT, 1971

Affiche, Framed

Armerican Express, 2005

Painted bronze 
 

Noeud borroméen, selon Lacan, 2005

Neon tubes, metal

140 x 120 cm

OU, 1968

Affiche, framed

Theatre de l'A.C.T, 1973

Affiche, framed

Noeud borroméen, selon Lacan, 2005

Neon tubes, metal

PAIX, 1969

Affiche, framed

Penelopes, 1952

Original artwork on paper

Painted for his abstract films

Framed, 36 x 29 cm

Union Jack, 2005
Plexiglass relief
160 x 350 cm

BATACLAN, 1988

Affiche, Framed 

100 x 60 cm

Sans titre (Allumettes II), 2005

Painted Bronze

Untitled (Allumettes Septuples croisées), 2005

Painted bronze

120 x 86 x 12 cm

Boite d'Allumettes, 2004

Boite en bois, unique

100 x 46 x 10 cm

KAREL APPEL     

YOSHITAKA AMANO

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI   

MONIQUE BECKER

FERNAND BERTEMES  

BRAM BOGART

JOHN BLAU

J-D BURTON

NORMAN CATHERINE STEVEN COHEN

SOUMISHA DAUTHEL

DAMIEN DEROUBAIX ERRO   

ALEXANDRA EXTER

GÜNTHER FÖRG  

MICHEL GEIMER     

RAYMOND HAINS

HANS HARTUNG      

CORNEILLE

DAVID LACHAPELLE   

BENGT LINDSTRÖM

MARKUS LÜPERTZ   

ERIC MANGEN

JONATHAN MEESE

LAVAR MUNROE    

MORITZ NEY   

MANUEL OCAMPO

MARC PIERRARD

SERGIO SARDELLI  

RAFAEL SPRINGER    

STEPAHNIE UHRES  

LOLA VALERIUS 

CLAUDE VIALLAT

ROGER WAGNER

ANDY WARHOL 

ZAO WOU-KI

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