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Fernand Leger

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This is the visual world, using the most advanced advertising techniques that are familiar to the crowds in their daily life.. ..What kind of representational art do you want to inflict on these men then, when they’re solicited everyday by the cinema, radio, huge photomontages and advertising hoardings? How can you compete with these enormous modern mechanisms, which give you art to the 1000th degree? (around 1950, on the modern world of billboards and neon light)
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Fernand Léger - The Later Years -, catalogue edited by Nicolas Serota, published by the Trustees of the Whitechapel Art gallery, London, Prestel Verlag, 1988, p. 58

 
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