A poèms rompus (Broken Poems), 1960

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Gaston Duchamp liked literature so much that he adopted the name Jacques Villon, after the early French poet François Villon. Usually regarded as a Cubist printmaker, Villon took a surprising turn with the prose poetry of Max Jacob, who had died in 1944 in a German prison camp. Clearly enchanted with Jacob's comical-mystical verse, Villon created small abstractions using multiple plates superimposed over faintly drawn lines.

A poèms rompus (Broken Poems)
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Ruth and Bruce Dayton, Wayzata, Minn.; given to MIA, 2002.
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