Nouveaux realistes new realists


In October 1960, Martial Raysse, together with Arman, Yves Klein, Fran??ois Dufr??ne, Raymond Hains, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, Jacques Villegl?? and the art critic and philosopher Pierre Restany founded the group Nouveaux R??alistes. The group was later joined by C??sar, Mimmo Rotella, Niki de Saint Phalle and Christo. This group of artists defined themselves as bearing in common a "new perspective approaches of reality". Their work was an attempt at reassessing the concept of art and the artist in the context of a 20th Century consumer society by reasserting the humanistic ideals] in the face of industrial expansion. Source: Wikipedia,