(1926 - 2005)
Raymond Hains was active/lived in France. Raymond Hains is known for sculpture, collage.
Biography Raymond Hains
The French artist Raymond Hains, who has died aged 78, 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 flamboyant 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.
Born in the Breton town of St-Brieuc, Hains joined the art school at nearby Rennes when he was 18. While studying sculpture, he was, in fact, far more interested in his Kodak camera, which he used to record the devastation of Dinard towardshttp://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/dec/06/guardianobituaries.artsobituaries
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