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Martial Raysse, Made in Japan, 1963, photocollage, oil, and wood on canvas, 49 1/4 x 75 3/4".

Martial Raysse

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Martial Raysse, Made in Japan, 1963, photocollage, oil, and wood on canvas, 49 1/4 x 75 3/4".

Well remembered as one of the nine signers of the 1960 Nouveau Réalisme manifesto, Martial Raysse spent a good portion of the 1960s in New York City during the salad days of Pop art. His familiarity with the movement is echoed in A propos de New York en peinturama, 1965, a piece conflating painting and Super 8 projection. Such hybridity typifies the thirty-five early works by Raysse in this show, the first American overview of this somewhat neglected artist in forty years. Indeed, his signature works are hodgepodges, combining film, photography, collage, found objects, neon tubing, art-historical references, exposed and reshaped stretcher supports, shaped canvases, straight painting, commercial detritus, and quotidian ephemera. Column, 1960, for example, is a Plexiglas-enclosed accumulation of toothbrushes and other commonplace plastic gewgaws that speaks to an admiration for

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