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Artists Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé explored, during the early 1950s, a new way of making collages from fragments of torn posters. Because of that specific innovative technique, they took the name "affichistes" (literally, "poster designers"). An exhibit of their works in 1957 termed their works affiches lacérées (torn posters).[1]


  1. ^ Chilvers, Ian (1998). "Affichiste". A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2009-05-27.